hematoma definition

  • noun:
    • A localized inflammation filled up with bloodstream caused by a break in a blood vessel.
    • A swelling of blood, generally clotted, which forms as a result of a broken blood-vessel.
    • A localised leakage of bloodstream from the bloodstream into nearby tissues, usually confined within a tissue or organ; specially, an area swelling from an effusion of blood beneath the skin, that might clot and discolor the affected area.
    • In pathology, a swelling filled with extravasated bloodstream. In Addition hematome, hæmatome.
    • a localized swelling filled with bloodstream

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