Ruth Bader Ginsburg Underwent Successful Pulmonary Lobectomy


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday underwent a pulmonary lobectomy for two malignant nodules in her lung.

The surgery, which took place in New York City, was a success, according to a statement from the Supreme Court.

“Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease,” the statement said.

BREAKING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy in NYC today to remove two nodules from her lung, which were determined to be malignant. “Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease,” the court’s public information office reports.

– Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) December 21, 2018

No further treatment is planned, according to the statement, which added that “Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days.”

Ginsburg recovered from a fall in November that resulted in three fractured ribs and left her hospitalized for a short time. She was back to work later that week.

The 85-year-old justice, who regularly works out, has previously fought pancreatic cancer and has had heart surgery.