Soft tissue
Infections, inflammation and hematomas
Hematoma of soft tissue




Topic Completed: 1 July 2012

Revised: 19 March 2019

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Definition / general
  • May clinically resemble a tumor if deep seated
  • Important to exclude a sarcoma with intratumoral hemorrhage
  • Pseudoaneurysm may occur after intravascular procedures
  • Postoperative seromas may persist for years and be confused with recurrent tumor
Sites
  • Usually near tensor fascia lata (upper thigh muscle, see drawing below)
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Usually near tensor fascia lata (upper thigh muscle)

Case reports
Treatment
  • Complete surgical excision, including pseudocapsule
Clinical images

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Lesion of lateral thigh

Perforating vessel (arrow)
from tensor fascia lata
appears to run into the mass

Lobulation with dense
fibrous pseudocapsule
and chocolate brown fluid

Microscopic (histologic) images

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Cystic cavity with necrotic debris, fibrin and blood costs

Cyst wall has hyalinized fibrous tissue, chronic inflammation and granulation tissue

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