RBG Admitted to Hospital Again

But high court spokesperson says all went well with routine procedure
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2020 1:31 AM CDT
RBG Admitted to Hospital Again
In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg looks up as she speaks about the antics of her son as she speaks with author Jeffrey Rosen at the National Constitution Center Americas Town Hall at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to a New York hospital Wednesday for a routine non-surgical procedure, a high court spokesperson tells NBC News. The Supreme Court justice had a bile stent corrected. The minimally invasive procedure was the latest in a string of health issues to make headlines in connection with the 87-year-old, but the spokesperson says all went well. The stent was originally placed when Ginsburg underwent treatment for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas in August 2019, Fox News reports.

"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 rep said. "The Justice is resting comfortably and expects to be released from the hospital by the end of the week." (Read more Ruth Bader Ginsburg stories.)

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