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Classification and external resources
Specialty urology
ICD-10 N50.1
ICD-9-CM 608.83
DiseasesDB 30746
MeSH D006398

A hematocele is a collection of blood in a body cavity.[1]

The term most commonly refers to the collection of blood in the tunica vaginalis around the testicle.[2] Hematoceles can also occur in the abdominal cavity and other body cavities.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dorlands Medical Dictionary:hematocele". 
  2. ^ Hematocele. Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders.
  3. ^ Manson, F. Ectopic pregnancy with negative serum hCG level. SonoWorld.com. 2006.
  4. ^ Bedi, D., et al. (1984). Chronic ectopic pregnancy. J Ultrasound Med 3 347-52.