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Justice Ginsburg is hospitalized for procedure to revise a bile duct stent

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a procedure Wednesday to revise a bile duct stent that had been placed last year.

A Supreme Court press release described the nonsurgical procedure as minimally invasive.

“According to her doctors, stent revisions are common occurrences, and the procedure, performed using endoscopy and medical imaging guidance, was done to minimize the risk of future infection,” the press release said.

Ginsburg, 87, was resting and was expected to be released from the hospital by the end of the week. She was treated at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Ginsburg was hospitalized earlier this month for a possible infection, resulting in an endoscopic procedure to clean out the bile duct stent. She was also hospitalized in May for nonsurgical treatment of a gallbladder condition.

Ginsburg has had several cancer scares. She revealed earlier this month that she was receiving chemotherapy for liver cancer, and the treatment was “yielding positive results.” She received radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer last year and has been treated in the past for lung, pancreatic and colon cancer. She also had a stent implanted to open a blocked coronary artery.

The New York Times and the Washington Post had coverage of Ginsburg’s latest hospitalization.

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