Hematoma

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Hematoma is an abnormal collection of blood outside of the vascular space, e.g. blood vessels. The clinical significance is dependent on the size, location and co-morbidities. They are important to document in the context of forensic pathology. Hematomas are usually described by location and size.

Hematoma should not be confused with hemangiomas, a type of vascular tumour. They should not be confused with post-mortem extravascular blood collections.

Types of hematomas

Intracranial:

Brain stem:

Scalp:

Lung:

Pediatric:

See also