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What is a seroma?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
A seroma is a pocket of clear "serous" fluid that sometimes develops in the body after surgery. When small blood vessels are ruptured blood plasma, or sera, can seep out. Inflammation caused by dying cells also contributes to the fluid. Seromas are different from hematomas (which contain red blood cells) and abscesses (which contain pus and result from infection).
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