Hillary Clinton’s blood clot is in her head, between brain and skull: doctors

Posted at 5:12 PM, Dec 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-31 17:15:03-05
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton remains hospitalized.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is suffering from a blood clot between her brain and skull, her doctors announced Monday evening. Clinton has not suffered a stroke or neurological damage, the doctors said.

She was hospitalized Sunday after the clot was discovered during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman told CNN.

Her doctors issues the following statement Monday evening.

“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,” the statement said.

Doctors are using blood thinners to dissolve the clot.

: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,” the statement concluded.