Morel-Lavallée lesion: review with emphasis on MR imaging

Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2005 Nov;13(4):775-82. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2005.08.006.


MR imaging is the diagnostic imaging modality of choice in the assessment of ML lesions in the hip region. Given their typical location, morphology, signal behavior, and enhancement pattern,ML lesions can be identified readily on MR examinations of the hip and proximal thigh.Correct preoperative MR diagnosis of ML lesions can be useful for treatment planning.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Exudates and Transudates
  • Hip Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / injuries*
  • Soft Tissue Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Thigh / injuries*