seroma

noun

se·​ro·​ma sə-ˈrō-mə How to pronounce seroma (audio)
plural seromas
: a localized accumulation of clear fluid that sometimes occurs in a part of the body (such as the abdomen or breast) where tissue has been incised, disturbed, or removed during surgery and that may cause swelling and discomfort

Examples of seroma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Florida Department of Health administrative complaint says Drain With Stef also offered seroma removal. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 2 June 2024 Like all surgical procedures, breast lifts can cause bleeding, seroma (soft, swollen lumps around the incision site that can be drained with the help of a needle), infection, asymmetry, and poor scarring. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 4 Dec. 2023 According to Obeng, general risks from any elective surgeries can include infection, scarring, nerve damage, a seroma [collection of fluid] and a hematoma [collection of blood]. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 1 Aug. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

probably borrowed from German Serom, from Serum serum entry 1 + -om -oma

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seroma was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Seroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seroma. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

seroma

noun
se·​ro·​ma
: a localized accumulation of clear fluid that sometimes occurs in a part of the body (as the abdomen or breast) where tissue has been incised, disturbed, or removed during surgery and that may cause swelling and discomfort
Perinephric seromas are postoperative fluid collections, which can be large.Hasan Bazari et al.
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