Morel-Lavalee lesion

Case contributed by Dr Neil Patel

Presentation

30 year old male jumped out of window and slid down hill

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
MRI

MRI demonstrates a complex fluid collection containing fat involving the posterolateral thigh.

Case Discussion

Morel-Lavelee lesion is a post traumatic soft tissue degloving injury that usually forms over the lateral thigh. The injury occurs from direct or tangential shearing forces that separate the skin and overlying soft tissues from the underlying fascia. A potential space can be created which often fills with blood, lymph, debris, and fat.

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Case information

rID: 48215
Case created: 25th Sep 2016
Last edited: 12th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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