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Medicina dello Sport 2020 June;73(2):337-40

DOI: 10.23736/S0025-7826.20.03631-5

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Morel-Lavallee acute knee lesion: emergency management of a case

Paolo ROMANO 1, Gianluca GATTA 2, Lanfranco MUSTO 1, Graziella DI GREZIA 1

1 Department of Radiology, Criscuoli Hospital, Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi, Avellino, Italy; 2 Department of Radiology, Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, Naples, Italy


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Morel Lavallee acute knee lesion is a rare disease not widely known among professionals who work in emergency services. However an early diagnosis allows a noninvasive therapeutic approach that make a rapid and full recovery of the patient. The knowledge of ultrasound and computed tomography signs are pathognomonic in emergency, even if magnetic resonance remains the gold standard in non-emergency management. We describe a case of a boy with a Morel Lavallee knee lesion diagnosed in emergency room thanks to clinical and radiological evaluation and treated with medical therapy.


KEY WORDS: Knee; Injuries; Tomography, X-ray computed

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