Managing neglected Morel-Lavallée lesion of thigh in a limited resource environment: a case report and review of literature

Aanshu Singhal, Ganesh Singh Dharmshaktu, Pankaj Singh


Morel-Lavallée lesion is a special form of a traumatic event that consists of an internal degloving injury to a body part. The injury is not very common and limited to numerus case reports and series described in the literature. Long standing and neglected cases are rarer and owe their neglect to poor attention to the presence of the entity as significant one. There are various treatment modalities described for the mangement of this condition none with an evidence of superiority over the other. We hereby describe our experience of a six weeks old neglected condition managed successfully in limited resource environment.


Morel-Lavallée lesions, Closed degloving injury, Management, Trauma

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