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hematocele

Syllabification: he·mat·o·cele
Pronunciation: /hēˈmadəˌsēl
 
/
(British haematocele)

Definition of hematocele in English:

noun

Medicine
A swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity.
Example sentences
  • Both pyoceles and hematoceles contain multiple septae (membranous partitions) within the fluid collection.
  • Here there is pelvic haematocele a result of tubal leak following tubal pregnancy.
  • Sonography can be used to distinguish less serious injuries such as scrotal hematomas, hydroceles, and hematoceles from surgical emergencies such as testicular rupture.

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