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Hematoma/Seroma
Alex W. H. Ng, MBChB, FRCR, FHKCR, FHKAM (Radiology); James F. Griffith, MD, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    TERMINOLOGY

    • Definitions

      • Hematoma: Localized collection of blood outside of blood vessel
      • Seroma: Serous fluid collection within soft tissues
      • Lymphocele: Collection of lymphatic fluid due to leakage from lymphatics

    IMAGING

    • General Features

      • Radiographic Findings

        • MR Findings

          • Ultrasonographic Findings

            • Imaging Recommendations

              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                PATHOLOGY

                • General Features

                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                    • Presentation

                      • Demographics

                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                          • Treatment

                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                            • Consider

                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                Selected References

                                1. Kummer T et al: Diagnosis of an actively bleeding rectus sheath hematoma by contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Med Ultrason. 19(2):239-240, 2017
                                2. Lee RK et al: Ultrasound of the abdominal wall and groin. Can Assoc Radiol J. 64(4):295-305, 2013
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Imaging

                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                  • Definitions

                                    • Hematoma: Localized collection of blood outside of blood vessel
                                    • Seroma: Serous fluid collection within soft tissues
                                    • Lymphocele: Collection of lymphatic fluid due to leakage from lymphatics

                                  IMAGING

                                  • General Features

                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                      • MR Findings

                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                              PATHOLOGY

                                              • General Features

                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                  • Presentation

                                                    • Demographics

                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                        • Treatment

                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                          • Consider

                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Kummer T et al: Diagnosis of an actively bleeding rectus sheath hematoma by contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Med Ultrason. 19(2):239-240, 2017
                                                              2. Lee RK et al: Ultrasound of the abdominal wall and groin. Can Assoc Radiol J. 64(4):295-305, 2013