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Morel-Lavallée Lesion: A Study of Three Cases

Seema Mittal, Tejinder S Dall, Raman Mittal

Keywords : Degloving, Morel-Lavallée lesion, Soft tissue injury

Citation Information : Mittal S, Dall TS, Mittal R. Morel-Lavallée Lesion: A Study of Three Cases. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2019; 3 (2):79-81.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0071

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 16-09-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Background: Morel-Lavallée lesion is a rare clinical presentation which involves detachment of skin and subcutaneous fat from underlying fixed fascia which mainly occurs after traumatic injury. Morel-Lavallée lesions require immediate attention because it may lead to superinfection and poor patient outcomes, if treatment is delayed. Materials and methods: A detailed case study was done of three patients who were diagnosed with Morel-Lavallée lesion at the outpatient surgery department of tertiary care center at Amritsar. Results and conclusion: Patients were treated either surgically or conservatively and they responded to treatment. It can be concluded that the initial treatment is critical to shortening the clinical course and preventing the recurrence. Early diagnosis and management are essential. The Morel-Lavallée lesion is usually missed during the initial assessment, so a thorough clinical examination of roadside accident should be done to rule out such lesions. Neglected lesions can become infected and progression of lesion may lead to extensive skin necrosis.

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