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Hematoma vs. Ecchymosis

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  • Hematoma (noun)

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

  • Ecchymosis (noun)

    A skin discoloration caused by bleeding underneath the skin; a bruise.

  • Ecchymosis (noun)

    The leaking of blood into the tissues of the body as a result of a bruise.

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  • Hematoma (noun)

    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.

  • Ecchymosis (noun)

    A livid or black and blue spot, produced by the extravasation or effusion of blood into the areolar tissue from a contusion.

Webster Dictionary
  • Hematoma (noun)

    a localized swelling filled with blood

  • Ecchymosis (noun)

    the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise

  • Ecchymosis (noun)

    the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin

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