Morel Lavallée lesion is a hemolymphatic collection in between muscular fascia that can be caused by the separation of soft tissue and muscular fascia in degloving fashion. Morel Lavallée lesion is an infrequent lesion but should be known for medico-legal reports Morel Lavallée is a rare presentation that can cause life-threatening septic and hemorrhagic shock.
In this case report we are going present Morel Lavallée lesion which can present with septic shock and bleeding and can be mortal. Our patient, fourty seven years old male, arrived at the emergency department with an ambulance 1 hour after an extravehicular traffic accident. Apart from a right hemopneumothorax with multiple rib fractures, grade 2 laceration in spleen and bilateral kidneys, zone 2 fracture of sacrum, computer tomography (CT) revealed a closed, degloving injury of the pelvis , also known as a Morel-Lavallée lesion. On CT, Morel Lavallée lesion appear as well-defined, encapsulated fluid collections that occasionally show fluid fluid levels .. Heavy fluid collection was detected in control CT which was actually a collection infected hematoma in the operative setting. Patient was diagnosed in the first 12 hours and necrotic tissues were debrided. Patient was considered deceased after 15 days without any improvement in his GCS score.
There is one report that describe mortality after Morel Lavallée lesion in the autopsy setting. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to decrease severity of necrosis and sepsis though our patient has deceased due to complications of sepsis