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THE GUARDIAN 2012 : Hillary Clinton’s doctors say blood clot is located between her brain and skull


Secretary of state’s medical team say she is making ‘excellent progress’ as blood thinners are dissolving the clot in her head

Doctors treating the blood clot suffered by the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, revealed on Monday that it is located in a vein between her brain and skull.

In a statement, clinicians said Clinton, 65, was being treated with blood thinners to help dissolve the clot. They said Clinton was making “excellent progress” and had not suffered any neurological damage.

Clinton was admitted to New York-Presbyterian hospital on Sunday after doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam to a concussion she suffered in mid-December.

Initially, few details were released about her condition. But late on Monday, Dr Lisa Bardack of the Mt Kisco Medical Group and Dr Gigi El-Bayoumi of George Washington University released a statement that gave the location of the clot.

“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,” they said.


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