Morel-Lavallee Syndrome: A Rare Tumefactive Lesion

  • Mohamed Labied Pediatric Radiology Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Casablanca, Morocco
  • Siham Salam Pediatric Radiology Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Casablanca, Morocco
  • Salma Jabri Pediatric Radiology Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Casablanca, Morocco
  • Dalal Laoudiyi Pediatric Radiology Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Casablanca, Morocco
  • Kamilia Chbani Pediatric Radiology Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Casablanca, Morocco
  • Lahcen Ouzidane Pediatric Radiology Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Casablanca, Morocco

Keywords

Morel-Lavallee, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging

Abstract

First described by the French surgeon Maurice Morel-Lavallee in 1853, Morel-Lavallee syndrome (MLS) is a serolymphatic effusion resulting from tangential injury to richly vascularized tissues. The imaging characteristics may be variable over time due to lesion progression and the eventual organization of a fibrous capsule. We report a case of extensive MLS in the lower leg of a 12-year-old child. We discuss the ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging findings and describe the differential diagnoses.

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Published: 2020-10-06

Issue: Vol 7 No 12 (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
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Labied M, Salam S, Jabri S, Laoudiyi D, Chbani K, Ouzidane L. Morel-Lavallee Syndrome: A Rare Tumefactive Lesion. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001910.

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