Morel-Lavallée lesion

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Fall on ground. Direct trauma to lateral aspect of proximal thigh - 9 days back. C/lo local swelling.

Patient Data

Age: about 50 - 55 yrs
Gender: Male

There is anechoic lesion in subcutaneous plane of proximal thigh on lateral aspect.

Part of the lesion overlies greater trochanter of femur.

Lesion is compressible.

There is very thin capsule ( < 1 mm ) around part of the lesion.

There are few avascular septa in lesion.

Size :

Cranio-caudal   - 9 cm

Transverse      - 7 mm

Thickness        - 2 cm.

Perilesional fat is echogenic.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest Morel-Lavallée lesion.

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Case information

rID: 43138
Published: 26th Feb 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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