Clinton's clot located between brain and skull, doctors say
December 31st, 2012
04:46 PM ET
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Clinton's clot located between brain and skull, doctors say

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton's doctors said Monday that the secretary of state's blood clot is located "between the brain and the skull behind the right ear."

Clinton remained hospitalized Monday at New York Presbyterian Hospital for a clot that was discovered during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said.

Read the full statement from her doctors:

"In the course of a routine follow-up MRI on Sunday, the scan revealed that a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis had formed. This is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. It did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage. To help dissolve this clot, her medical team began treating the Secretary with blood thinners. She will be released once the medication dose has been established. In all other aspects of her recovery, the Secretary is making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery. She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff."

- Dr. Lisa Bardack, Mt. Kisco Medical Group, and Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi, George Washington University

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • State Department
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. FOX NEWS: The dung beetle of journalism.

    Wonder if FOX and NBC will offer public apologies now?

    December 31, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. Greg

    "between the brain and the skull." Did we really need a doctor to tell us this, been pretty obvious for years

    December 31, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    More Copver Up for Bengazi!

    December 31, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  4. Len Post

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Get well soon.

    December 31, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Wish you a quick recovery Clibnton.....be my president in 2016 !!!!

    December 31, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  6. raymond harper

    so she should be fit enough to go tell more lies in front of congress about benghazi gate???

    December 31, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  7. catheryn

    Mrs. Clinton: we are very thankful that you had and have a great doctor who follow up on your care.we wish you the best of health and may the Lord be with you, and God speed.

    December 31, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  8. Facts don't Lie

    OMG...Please get well ma'am and Godspeed to you.

    December 31, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  9. rae sunners

    Well, I think she should have dumped Billy boy when she had a chance-I would have respected her more but still wish her a complete and speedy recovery. I can't imagine she has had the greatest married life with him and his shenanigans.Why do women put up with such??? Go figure.

    December 31, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  10. doug

    she is lucky it did not move. shes a good person. she and her husband bill like 'we the people' and help to protect us from tyranny local or foreign.

    December 31, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  11. Good/Bad

    Don't you know its a vast conspiracy between the US medical system, the liberal media, and the white house they are all in bed making this up just so she doesn't testify.

    Riiiight

    December 31, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  12. Always Something

    I am sure this clot effects the part of the brain used for short term memory. Once she is released, she won't be able to remember anything that as happened in the past 6 months or so. And a doctor will verifiy this.

    December 31, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  13. terry

    we are praying for you and wishing you a quick recovery.

    December 31, 2012 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  14. Ric Palomo

    Dear Secretary Clinton,
    I hope you have a speedy recovery. We are going to need you in 2016...

    December 31, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  15. Sal

    Some of these comments are so dumb! 

    December 31, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  16. Now we know

    well I guess that proves that she has a brain..... who would've guessed?

    December 31, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  17. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    If all you Gopers got is Benghazi we'll be happy to have that conversation after the Bush Adm tells us why over 3,000 Americans were killed on American soil under his watch but of course their deaths don't matter to you. Until then get well Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    December 31, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  18. HJB

    We need you Hillary! Get better quickly and keep giving the President your best advice.

    December 31, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  19. Robert Camacho - Hillary Clinton Delegate - California

    Dear Secretary Clinton-

    Our prayers are with you and your family, we wish you a fast recovery. Your health is priority.

    Thank you for all you do and we look forward to having you back when your better.

    All the best,

    Robert Camacho
    http://www.robertcamacho.org

    December 31, 2012 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    Here's wishing you a speedy recovery, Mrs Clinton.

    December 31, 2012 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  21. Marc

    Mrs. Clinton: You and I don't see eye to eye on many things, but I am praying for you and your family and wish you good health and happiness for many years to come!

    December 31, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  22. Deserttrek

    another lie from the queen of liars. shrillary will do whatever it takes not to testify about benghazi and will do whatever it takes to maintain a position in 2016. I do not believe a word of it.

    one person's opinion

    December 31, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  23. ThinkAgain: All the GOP's policies are proven failures.

    I wonder if this was a result of her fall that gave her a concussion? I'm very thankful they found it before it could cause a stroke or worse ...

    Start taking two baby aspirin every day, Madam Secretary, and good wishes for a speedy and full recovery!

    December 31, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  24. ThinkAgain: All the GOP's policies are proven failures.

    @Anonymous: "More Copver Up for Bengazi!"

    Two things: 1) Learn how to spell 2) Get a life

    December 31, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  25. Tony in Maine

    Get well, Secretary Clinton. Pay absolutely no attention to the right wing droolers.

    December 31, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
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