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Hematoma vs. Contusion

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Hematomanoun

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

Contusionnoun

A wound, such as a bruise, in which the skin is not broken, often having broken blood vessels and discolouration.

Hematomanoun

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.

Contusionnoun

The act of bruising.

Hematomanoun

a localized swelling filled with blood

Contusionnoun

The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the state of being beaten or bruised.

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Hematoma

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.

Contusionnoun

A bruise; an injury attended with more or less disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound.

Contusionnoun

an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Contusionnoun

the action of bruising;

‘the bruise resulted from a contusion’;

Contusionnoun

a region of injured tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise

‘vigorously shaking the head back and forth can produce contusions to the soft structure of the brain’; ‘a dark contusion on his cheek was beginning to swell’;

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