ISSN: 2640-7949 Clinical Group

Open Journal of Trauma  Open Access


    Open Access Case Report Article ID: 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.

    Keywords: Morel-Lavallée Lesion; Closed degloving injury; Posttraumatic injury; Treatment

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

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

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