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Collection of blood in a body part.



in man and animals, the accumulation of blood in a limited space (such as between the sheaths of the broad ligament of the uterus). The term hematocele usually designates the accumulation of blood between the tunicae vaginales testis or in the scrotal tissues. Hematoceles are usually caused by injury to the scrotum or chronic hemorrhagic inflammation of the testis. They are manifested by hemorrhages into the scrotal dermis and painful swelling of the testis. Treatment involves rest, application of ice to the scrotum, and sometimes surgery.

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The cause for haematocele was recent trauma in 2 cases and in one case it was post-hernioplasty operation and for pyocele was infection of hydrocele.
In chronic cases we got internal echoes, septation and caused difficulty in differentiating the condition from pyocele or haematocele.
A differential diagnosis of left sided traumatic haematocele was made based on the examination and USG scrotum findings.