Hematomas of the liver usually result
A hematoma is a collection of blood outside of the
blood vessel, but confined within tissue.
|General Gross Description|
Grossly, a hematoma appears as a collection of blood,
often between the capsule of the liver and the
However, a hematoma can exist anywhere within the
|General Microscopic Description|
Microscopically, the lesion is characterized by a
collection of blood lying outside of a
blood vessel, usually not surrounded by a
Aside from the clinical condition that resulted in the
hematoma, hematomas of the liver have no consequence.
Occasionally, a very large hematoma, which continues to
collect blood and is subcapsular in location can rupture
into the peritoneal cavity with disastrous consequences.
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|Synopsis by: T.V.Rajan, M.D., Ph.D. (T56000M37100)
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