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Hillary Clinton's Blood Clot Located Between Skull And Brain

Danny Lee |
December 31, 2012 | 2:39 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

Clinton is expected to make a full recovery, doctors say. (Wikimedia Commons)
Clinton is expected to make a full recovery, doctors say. (Wikimedia Commons)
Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a blood clot said the clot formed inside her head, but expressed confidence she will make a full recovery, the Associated Press reported.

Clinton's doctors said the blood clot did not result in a stroke. The clot, located between the brain and skull behind the right ear, was discovered during a routine MRI on Sunday as Clinton continues to recover from a fall and concussion, according to the Washington Post.

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Doctors Lisa Bardack of the Mt. Kisco Medical Group and Gigi El-Bayoumi of George Washington University said they are treating Clinton with blood thinners and that she will remain hospitalized until her medication regimen is established.

“In all other aspects of her recovery, the secretary is making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery,” the doctors said. “She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff.”

It was not clear when Clinton, 65, planned to return to work, or whether she will travel overseas again as secretary of state. She had planned to return to work after the New Year holiday, and at least one farewell trip was expected in January or February.

Clinton did not testify before Congress on Dec. 20 about the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, or appear at the White House on Dec. 21 when President Barack Obama introduced Sen. John Kerry as his nominee to replace her, due to her recuperation.


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