Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy Friday in New York, the Supreme Court announced.
CNN is saying on-air at this writing that the operation was successful and she is “resting comfortably.” The surgery was pre-planned. RGB has had multiple surgeries in the last 20 years. Update to follow shortly….
UPDATE from the Supreme Court press office:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7.
According to the thoracic surgeon, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation. Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.
Currently, no further treatment is planned. Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days. Updates will be provided as they become available.