Morel-Lavallée lesion

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right thigh trauma about 18 days back. Complaining of swelling on the lateral aspect of proximal third of the thigh.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

There is an encapsulated collection in deeper part of the subcutaneous plane of proximal thigh on lateral aspect. It abuts the fascia. In its cranial part; lesion overlies the greater trochanter of the right femur. There are tiny echoes, few thin septa, and fat globules within the lesion. The lesion is partly compressible. There is a well-defined thin capsule around the lesion.​

Underlying thigh muscles show normal echo pattern.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound shows typical findings of a Morel-Lavallée lesion.

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Case information

rID: 57251
Published: 14th Dec 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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