Morel-lavallee lesion (MLL) mimicking a soft tissue neoplasm

Sandeep Kumar, Roumina Hasan, Rajagopal Kadavigere, Satish Babu Maddukuri, Radha Puppala

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Morel-lavallee lesion (MLL) represents post traumatic subcutaneous cyst generally overlying bony prominences like greater trochanter, lower back, knee and scapula. A 51-year-old man presented with a swelling in left thigh since six years which was insidious in onset, gradually progressive in size and not associated with pain, fever or discharge. There was no history of trauma or any associated constitutional symptoms. Since there was no history of trauma recalled by the patient the clinical dilemma was between soft tissue sarcoma and cold abscess. We report a case of slow growing painless mass lesion of thigh, diagnosed on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as morel lavallee lesion and describe its salient imaging features with treatment options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)TD01-TD02
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2015


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  • Clinical Biochemistry

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