Morel-Lavallée Illustrations

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski


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The shearing mechanism that leads to a Morel-Lavallée (ML) lesion occurs as illustrated above.


The illustration above indicates the most common locations for Morel-Lavallée lesions to occur, from dark red being the most common, to light pink being the least common. 


The images above depict the underlying pathologic abnormalities expected with each of the Morel-Lavallée types, as described in the classification of Morel-Lavallée lesions.

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rID: 22762
Published: 21st Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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