Morel-Lavallée lesion in a ‘non-traumatic’ thigh: a diagnostic challenge!

  • Devesh Sanjeev Ballal Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Educatio, Manipal, India
  • Balaji Jayasankar Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Educatio, Manipal, India
  • Gabriel Rodrigues Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Educatio, Manipal, India
  • Ranjini Kudva Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Educatio, Manipal, India
Keywords: Morel-Lavallée Lesion; Morel-LavalléeSeroma; lipoma

Abstract

Background: Morel-Lavallée Lesion (MLL) or Morel-Lavallée Seroma (MLS) is a posttraumatic seroma that occurs following a closed degloving injury. It is very important for trauma surgeons to be aware of this relatively rarely reported entity as early diagnosis increases the likelihood of successful management.

Case report: We present a patient, wherein the patient had no history of trivial trauma and presented with a gradually growing swelling of left thigh, that was clinically and radiologically diagnosed as a soft tissue neoplasm, successfully managed by surgical excision and were reported to be a MLS. The clinical diagnostic dilemma was solved by the histopathologist!

Conclusion: A differential diagnosis of MLL should be kept in mind in patients presenting with soft tissue swellings.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.18(1) 2019 p.145-148

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Author Biographies

Devesh Sanjeev Ballal, Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Educatio, Manipal, India

Department of General Surgery

Balaji Jayasankar, Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Educatio, Manipal, India

Department of General Surgery

Gabriel Rodrigues, Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Educatio, Manipal, India

Department of General Surgery

Ranjini Kudva, Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Educatio, Manipal, India

Department of Pathology

Published
2019-01-10
How to Cite
Ballal, D., Jayasankar, B., Rodrigues, G., & Kudva, R. (2019). Morel-Lavallée lesion in a ‘non-traumatic’ thigh: a diagnostic challenge!. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 18(1), 145-148. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v18i1.39566
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Case Reports