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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 288-290
Morel-Lavallée lesion: A closed degloving injury that requires real attention


Department of Radiodiagnosis, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Anirudh V Nair
Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.137053

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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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