Post-traumatic left thigh swelling

Eliza Stavride, David A Elias


A 25-year-old woman presented with left hip pain after falling out of a first-floor window. Initial evaluation revealed left wrist and left ankle fractures. On the next morning, the patient woke up with pain on her left hip. Clinical examination revealed swelling and bruises over the lateral aspect of the proximal left thigh. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (Figs. 1-3) as well as plain radiographs (Fig. 4) were performed.


Morel-Lavallée; Morel-Lavallee lesion; Pseudolipoma; Organising haematoma; Post-traumatic soft tissue cyst; Thigh lesion

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