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Case Report PTZAID: OJT-1-112

Morel-Lavallée Lesion: A not so rare, but often missed diagnosis

KTM Opdam, R van de Coevering and I van der Haven*

The Morel-Lavallée lesion is a closed, post-traumatic, soft tissue degloving injury. There is separation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue from the underlying fascia resulting in an effusion and creation of a perifascial space often containing lymph and necrotic fat.

We present a case of a 70-year-old female that was referred to us with a painful right thigh after a fall from her bike. Ultrasound showed a persistent MLL and an ultrasound-guided injection with cortisone wasinjected the MLL, which resolved the patient’s complaints.

Level of evidence: Level 4.

Published on: Aug 2, 2017 Pages: 64-65

Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ojt.000012