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Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : TE01 - TE04

Morel-Lavallee Lesions-Review of Pathophysiology, Clinical Findings, Imaging Findings and Management

Sreelatha Diviti, Nishant Gupta, Kusum Hooda, Komal Sharma, Lawrence Lo

1. Resident, Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Health at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. 2. Resident, Department of Radiology, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. 3. Resident, Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Health at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. 4. Resident, Department of Radiology, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. 5. Attending Radiologist, Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Health at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Nishant Gupta,
2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT-06606, USA.
E-mail: Dr_n_gupta@yahoo.com

Abstract

Morel-Lavallee lesion is a post-traumatic soft tissue degloving injury. This is commonly associated with sports injury caused by a shearing force resulting in separation of the hypodermis from the deeper fascia. Most common at the greater trochanter, these injuries also occur at flank, buttock, lumbar spine, scapula and the knee. Separation of the tissue planes result in a complex serosanguinous fluid collection with areas of fat within it. The imaging appearance is variable and non specific, potentially mimicking simple soft tissue haematoma, superficial bursitis or necrotic soft tissue neoplasms. If not treated in the acute or early sub acute settings, these collections are at risk for superinfection, overlying tissue necrosis and continued expansion. In this review article, we discuss the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, imaging features and differential diagnostic considerations of Morel-Lavallee lesions. Role of imaging in guiding prompt and appropriate treatment has also been discussed.

Keywords

Computed tomography, Degloving injury, Magnetic resonance imaging, Trauma, Ultrasound

How to cite this article :

Sreelatha Diviti, Nishant Gupta, Kusum Hooda, Komal Sharma, Lawrence Lo. MOREL-LAVALLEE LESIONS-REVIEW OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, CLINICAL FINDINGS, IMAGING FINDINGS AND MANAGEMENT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 May 27 ]; 11:TE01-TE04. Available from
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DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25479.9689

Date of Submission: Dec 07, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 05, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jan 10, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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