Doctors: Hillary Clinton has blood clot between brain and skull
The blood clot for which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to the hospital is located between her brain and her skull, her doctors said today.
Clinton is expected to make a full recovery and is in "good spirits," the doctors said in a statement. The blood clot did not result in a stroke or neurological damage, they said.
After Clinton fell and suffered from a concussion several weeks ago, the blood clot was discovered in a follow-up exam, her spokesman said earlier this week. She was hospitalized at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
Clinton's doctors, Dr. Lisa Bardack and Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi, gave the following statement:
"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."
Aides and doctors say Clinton contracted a stomach virus in early December and became dehydrated, then fainted, fell and hit her head. She was diagnosed with a concussion on Dec. 13.
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