VS.

Hematoma vs. Ecchymosis

Published:
Views: 6,051

Hematomanoun

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

Ecchymosisnoun

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

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.

Ecchymosisnoun

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

Hematomanoun

a localized swelling filled with blood

Ecchymosisnoun

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

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

Ecchymosisnoun

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

Ecchymosisnoun

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

Ecchymosisnoun

a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath, typically caused by bruising

‘the infrequent association of bacterial sepsis with ecchymoses’; ‘there are signs of ecchymosis’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons