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Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 2009;36(3):341-343.
Published online May 1, 2009.
Morel-Lavallee Lesion: A Case Report.
Jung Woo Hu, Ho Kwon, Sung No Jung, Won Il Son, Suk Ho Moon
Department of Plastic Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jsn7190@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
Morel-Lavallee lesions is post-traumatic effusion at subcutaneous layer. Early management of Morel-Lavallee lesion is percutaneous drainage and compression. Surgical excision is recommended for cases that are chronic. METHODS: A 41-year old male patient had slow growing, painful mass on left thigh, which has been present for 3 years. He had a history of blunt trauma 3 years ago. Computed tomography presented 10 x 10 x 5 cm sized cystic mass on left thigh, between subcutaneous fat layer and muscle fascia layer. The mass was surgically removed and biopsy was performed.
RESULTS
Histopathological examination shows chronic inflammation and fibrotic change. After 6 month follow-up period, postoperative course was uneventful.
CONCLUSION
We performed surgical excision of Morel-Lavalle lesion in a patient who had trauma 3 years ago. We report a case of Morel-Lavallee lesion with the review of the literatures.
Keywords: Morel-Lavallee lesion; Effusion
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