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A localized mass of blood in tissue; usually it clots and becomes encapsulated by connective tissue.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a localized accumulation of liquid blood in tissues.

A hematoma is formed during hemorrhages if the blood does not infiltrate the tissues (such as the subcutaneous tissue, muscles, periosteum, brain, liver, and spleen) but rather separates them, forming a cavity. The primary cause of hematomas is trauma, or rupture of pathologically altered blood vessels. Small hematomas are resorbed without a trace, but an inflammatory reaction develops, with the formation of a thick capsule, around large ones. Hematomas result in swelling, ecchymosis, pain, and dysfunction of the affected organ. Treatment involves application of a pressure bandage, and treatment with cold the first day and then heat. Surgery is indicated if a liver or spleen hematoma ruptures or if the hematoma suppurates.

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A moderate amount of hemoperitoneum and a subcapsular hematoma were observed on the abdominal ultrasound.
The dura was opened at level T5-6 and the hematoma was removed from the intradural region of the suspected area of bleeding.
A computed tomography (CT) scan showed parietal hematoma of D2, increased pancreatic volume without glandular necrosis, and a small amount of inflammatory stranding extending to left pre-renal fat.
The cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination showed a subdural hematoma in the left fronto-parietal area, which was 6 cm thick in the largest part, was causing a 2-cm-thick midline shift, and also contained a large number of septations (Figure 1).
Identifying risk factors in development of clinically significant post-shock-wave lithotripsy subcapsular hematomas. Urology 1991;38:35-8.