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

Publisher : Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Radiodiagnosis

Year : 2014

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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