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ECCHYMOSIS, med. jur. Blackness. It is an extravasation of blood by rupture of capillary vessels, and hence it follows contusion; but it may exist, as in cases of scurvy, and other morbid conditions, without the latter. Ryan's Med. Jur. 172.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In her personal history, no other complaints other than ecchymosis which had continued for over 4 months was mentioned.
There were no epistaxis, melena, hematuria, ecchymosis and drug utilization in the patient and history of hemorrhagic diathesis in the family.
Right arrow showing perifollicular hemorrhages and left arrow showing extensive ecchymosis.
offered a report on the nature of the rare complications from MFUS, which have included mild and fleeting ecchymosis, edema, erythema, and nerve paralysis.
The lesion many a times is indistinguishable from blood dyscrasia such as thrombocytopenia, ecchymosis, and epistaxis.
Physical examination during admission revealed pallour and extensive ecchymosis in his left hemithorax and left thigh (Figure 1).
Due to the rising use of vehicular restraints in the United States, the incidence of a positive "seatbelt sign," a band of ecchymosis on the patient's abdomen, following an MVA is increasing [1,2].
Along with the periorbital edema, he also endorsed periorbital ecchymosis and increased lacrimation.
He was found to have a closed and neurovascularly intact transverse femoral shaft fracture without ecchymosis, skin changes, or open wounds.
On physical examination, there was a tough and painful mass and ecchymosis in the thyroid bed.
Ecchymosis of the scrotum was noticed at the first hospitalization day which gradually disappeared along with the swelling after 4 weeks.
The high incidence of Scalp ecchymosis, Perianal dermatitis, Miliaria rubra and Sclerema neonatorum of our study corresponded with the earlier studies (Nanda 1989, Rivers 1990, Nobbay 1992).