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Morel-Lavallée Lesion: A not so rare, but often missed diagnosis

Journal: Open Journal of Trauma (Vol.1, No. 3)

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Page : 064-065

Keywords : Morel-Lavallée Lesion; Closed degloving injury; Posttraumatic injury; Treatment;

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The Morel-Lavallée lesion is a closed, post-traumatic, soft tissue degloving injury. There is separation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue from the underlying fascia resulting in an effusion and creation of a perifascial space often containing lymph and necrotic fat.

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