Supreme Court Justice Ruth Beder Ginsburg is being hospitalized after undergoing a non-surgical procedure.
The court’s press office said justice was resting and was expected to be released by the end of the week.
Justice Ginsburg today began a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure at Memorial Sloan Catering Cancer Center in New York City to modify the bile duct stent originally placed at Sloan Catering in August 2019. “According to her doctors, stent revisions are common events and the procedure, using endoscopy and medical imaging guidance, was done to reduce the risk of future infections.”
Earlier this month, Ginsberg said he was being treated for recurrence of cancer but would remain in court.
“A periodic scan in February after a liver biopsy revealed lesions on my liver,” she said in a statement, adding a chemotherapy course “was going to give positive results.” She said she would continue the bi-weekly chemotherapy treatment, but is able to continue the “active routine”.
Ginsberg, 87, is the second longest-serving justice on the court, after Clarence Thomas. He was nominated and confirmed by President Bill Clinton in 1993.
Ginsberg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital earlier this month for treatment of a possible infection. The court stated that she undergoes an endoscopic procedure to clean the bile duct stent.