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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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. bob day

    i hope she gets all better. To those who say bad things about a sick person expect the same treatment when you die

    December 31, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  2. montani42

    Wait, you mean they actually suspect she has a brain?? She has never shown it. Especially when four brave Americans were fighting to their death in Libya and she sent no help. She never sent the added security the ambassador pleaded for either. Anyone with a brain or a heart would have helped. She and Obama are just alike.

    December 31, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. Annie

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    December 31, 2012 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  4. denise

    My family, my church is praying for you. Get well soon we love you. May God bless you and your family.

    December 31, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  5. dave

    You really havent known this for years?

    December 31, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  6. Pete

    All they can do if no surgery is needed is use heprin to clear the clot and hope for the best..She's in good hands...Take care Mrs.Clinton ,get well soon we need you in good health...

    December 31, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  7. judy

    best wishes for a speedy recovery .once again the republican party shines with its gracious manner and words of comfort. Not

    December 31, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    Wishing Sec Hillary Clinton a speedy recovery. Hope the hate mongers in the GOP/Tea Party stop lies about her condition being frabricated.

    December 31, 2012 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
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