Term: Post-Operative Hemorrhage or Hematoma

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-07-20


A post-operative hemorrhage refers to a loss of blood occurring after a surgical procedure that is copious enough to threaten health or life. A post-operative hematoma is a localized swelling filled with blood, commonly referred to as a bruise, resulting from a break in a blood vessel after a surgical procedure.


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