Doctors now say, Hillary Clinton has blood clot between brain and skull
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's doctors said on Monday that she is being treated for a blood clot behind her right ear.
However they said, she is "making excellent progress." Their statement, and a shorter one from the State Department, came after the Associated Press raised questions about the secrecy surrounding Clinton's condition.
The statement from doctors Lisa Bardack and Gigi El-Bayoumi goes on to say:
"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. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, on Sunday to CNN speculated it was a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) in her leg due to bed rest and inactivity during recovery from her illness. He said with a brain clot, it's very unusual to give blood thinners, especially since there may be a need for surgery. I hope it isn't serious and that they can take care of it and get her back on her feet, Dr. Gupta said.
- Asian Tribune -