Hematoma vs. Abscess

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A swelling of blood, usually clotted, which forms as a result of broken blood vessels.


(pathology) A cavity caused by tissue destruction, usually because of infection, filled with pus and surrounded by inflamed tissue.


A localised leakage of blood from the blood vessels into nearby tissues, usually confined within a tissue or organ; especially, a local swelling produced by an effusion of blood beneath the skin, which may clot and discolor the affected area.


(intransitive) To form a pus-filled cavity, typically from an infection.


a localized swelling filled with blood


A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or organ of the body, the result of a morbid process.


A hematoma, also spelled haematoma, or blood suffusion is a localized bleeding outside of blood vessels, due to either disease or trauma including injury or surgery and may involve blood continuing to seep from broken capillaries. A hematoma is benign and is initially in liquid form spread among the tissues including in sacs between tissues where it may coagulate and solidify before blood is reabsorbed into blood vessels.


symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue


An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body. Signs and symptoms of abscesses include redness, pain, warmth, and swelling.

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