Morel Lavallée lesion

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Blunt trauma to proximal thigh - 5 wks back. C/o local swelling. Referred for ultrasound

Patient Data

Age: about 35 yrs
Gender: Female

There is anechoic lesion in subcutaneous plane of proximal thigh on lateral aspect.

It is near to greater trochanter , but does not abutt it.

Echoes are noted within.

Lesion is compressible.

 Well-defined thin capsule ( < 2 mm ) is noted around lesion.

No flow is noted in wall.

A septa septa is also present.

A mobile echogenic nodule is noted within - probably fat lobule.

 Size :

Cranio-caudal - 11 cm

Transverse    - 6 mm

Thickness - 3 cm.


Case Discussion

Encapsulated haematoma

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Case information

rID: 19539
Published: 21st Sep 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
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