Transcript for The latest on the first lady's condition
work for him and from the president today no mention of John McCain or the comments. Cecelia, thank you. Tonight I want to bring in ABC's chief medical editor Dr. Ashton. From what you heard in that report what can we surmise about the first lady's condition. We heard embolization. It's not a surgery. It's done by radiologists where they block off part of the blood supply to the kidney. That's done either electively or emergently to stop a benign growth from growing larger. When you hear about the five-day stay, the white house didn't let us know in advance which is somewhat out of the Normal. This doesn't alarm you? No. We watch for bleeding and make sure pain control is adequate. If she stays in the hospital for five days, that's the longest since Nancy Reagan. Thank you, Dr. Ashton.
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