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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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Hydrocele and more complex fluid collections are easily identified such as epididymal cyst, hematocele, pyocele.
Value of early operation in blunt testicular contusion with hematocele.
18,20) Hematocele is the most common finding following trauma, which initially appears echogenic becoming hypoechoic as it evolves.
CONCLUSION: Tumors occurring in the para-testicular region may be clinically indistinguishable from testicular tumors, and other scrotal swellings like organized hematocele, thus resulting in initial misdiagnosis.
This non-traumatic hematocele can be produced also by coagulation disorders or vasculitis.
A hematocele was present between the testicle and the tunica vaginalis.
The differential diagnosis includes pyocele, hematocele, epididymal cyst, epididymal cystic lymphangioma, varicocele, and rhabdomyosarcoma.