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Morel-Lavallée lesion: A closed degloving injury that requires real attention.

Nair AV, Nazar P, Sekhar R, Ramachandran P, Moorthy S - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

Bottom Line: Morel-Lavallée lesions are post-traumatic, closed degloving injuries occurring deep to subcutaneous plane due to disruption of capillaries resulting in an effusion containing hemolymph and necrotic fat.Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the modality of choice in the evaluation of Morel-Lavallée lesion.Early diagnosis and management is essential as any delay in diagnosis or missed lesion will lead to the effusion becoming infected or leading to extensive skin necrosis.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiodiagnosis, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi, Kerala, India.

ABSTRACT
Morel-Lavallée lesions are post-traumatic, closed degloving injuries occurring deep to subcutaneous plane due to disruption of capillaries resulting in an effusion containing hemolymph and necrotic fat. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the modality of choice in the evaluation of Morel-Lavallée lesion. Early diagnosis and management is essential as any delay in diagnosis or missed lesion will lead to the effusion becoming infected or leading to extensive skin necrosis.

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CT axial images (a and b) hypodense collection (asterisk) within deep subcutaneous tissues; Coronal image (c) streaks of fat density (arrow head) within subcutaneous collection
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Figure 2: CT axial images (a and b) hypodense collection (asterisk) within deep subcutaneous tissues; Coronal image (c) streaks of fat density (arrow head) within subcutaneous collection

Mentions: Computed tomography (CT) aortogram was done to rule out any vascular injury, which showed hypodense collection within the deep subcutaneous plane with strands of intralesional fat density suggestive of a Morel-Lavallée lesion [Figure 2].


Morel-Lavallée lesion: A closed degloving injury that requires real attention.

Nair AV, Nazar P, Sekhar R, Ramachandran P, Moorthy S - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

CT axial images (a and b) hypodense collection (asterisk) within deep subcutaneous tissues; Coronal image (c) streaks of fat density (arrow head) within subcutaneous collection
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Figure 2: CT axial images (a and b) hypodense collection (asterisk) within deep subcutaneous tissues; Coronal image (c) streaks of fat density (arrow head) within subcutaneous collection
Mentions: Computed tomography (CT) aortogram was done to rule out any vascular injury, which showed hypodense collection within the deep subcutaneous plane with strands of intralesional fat density suggestive of a Morel-Lavallée lesion [Figure 2].

Bottom Line: Morel-Lavallée lesions are post-traumatic, closed degloving injuries occurring deep to subcutaneous plane due to disruption of capillaries resulting in an effusion containing hemolymph and necrotic fat.Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the modality of choice in the evaluation of Morel-Lavallée lesion.Early diagnosis and management is essential as any delay in diagnosis or missed lesion will lead to the effusion becoming infected or leading to extensive skin necrosis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiodiagnosis, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi, Kerala, India.

ABSTRACT
Morel-Lavallée lesions are post-traumatic, closed degloving injuries occurring deep to subcutaneous plane due to disruption of capillaries resulting in an effusion containing hemolymph and necrotic fat. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the modality of choice in the evaluation of Morel-Lavallée lesion. Early diagnosis and management is essential as any delay in diagnosis or missed lesion will lead to the effusion becoming infected or leading to extensive skin necrosis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus