Clinton’s blood clot ‘between brain and skull,’ no sign of stroke

121230-clinton-hmed-5p.photoblog600In an update to the news that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized with a blood clot related to a concussion, CNN reported her doctors said the blood clot is located “between the brain and the skull behind the right ear.”

Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital Sunday and she is expected to remain at least through New Year’s Day.

Clinton’s doctors issued the following statement, according to CNN:

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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