Morel-Lavallee Lesion: Case Report with Review of LiteratureCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Talluri Bhavishya,
Junior Resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry-605107, India.
Morel-Lavallee lesions are closed degloving soft tissue injuries which occur because of trauma and in which the skin and subcutaneous tissue are separated from superficial fascia. This shear trauma results in creation of a potential space filled with serosanguinous fluid, blood and necrotic fat. We discuss a case of 52-year-old female with history of trauma one week back, who presented with a boggy swelling over the postero-lateral aspect of proximal forearm and distal arm. Local examination showed fluctuating fluid collection. MRI showed variable intensity fluid collection in a potential space between the subcutaneous tissue and deep fascia in arm and forearm. Percutaneous decompression and evacuation of the collection with systemic antibiotic therapy resulted in rapid improvement.
Closed gloving injury, Haemolymphatic fluid, Mellado and Bencardino classification, Morel-Lavallee extravasation, Percutaneous drainage
Elamparidhi Padmanabhan, Ramesh Kumar Rudrappa, Talluri Bhavishya, Sibhithran Rajakumar,
Sivaranjinie Selvakkalanjiyam. MOREL-LAVALLEE LESION: CASE REPORT WITH REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 July [cited: 2017 Sep 21 ]; 11:TD05-TD07. Available from
Date of Submission: Nov 10, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Dec 30, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Apr 17, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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