Egyptian authorities Thursday said ousted president Hosny Mubarak was transferred from the prison where he is serving a life sentence to a military hospital for medical treatment, Egypt's state-run television reported.
Mubarak's was returned to hospital after his health again deteriorated, the broadcaster said, DPA reported.
Earlier, public prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim agreed to the transfer after a medical report recommended that Mubarak, 84, be taken to the hospital in the southern Cairo quarter of Maadi, said Major General Mohammed Ibrahim, the chief of the Prison Department.
Mubarak was last week taken to the same hospital for medical tests after he suffered head and rib injuries in a fall.
He returned hours later to the prison near Cairo where he is serving jail time for his role in deadly attacks on demonstrators during an uprising that eventually deposed him almost two years ago.
In June, Mubarak spent a month in hospital after reportedly slipping into coma.
Mubarak ruled Egypt for three decades before being ousted in February 2011 following 18 days of street protests that gripped areas across Egypt. He is serving a life sentence after being accused of failing to prevent the killings of protesters in demonstrations in 2011.