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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 8120587, 5 pages
Case Report

Utilization of Liposuction for Delayed Morel-Lavallée Lesion: A Case Report and Review

1Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Beaumont Hospital-Farmington Hills, 28050 Grand River Ave, Farmington Hills, MI 48336, USA
2Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Detroit Medical Center, 4160 John R., Ste 400, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
3Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak, 3555 West 13 Mile Rd., Ste N120, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Kongkrit Chaiyasate

Received 15 June 2017; Accepted 8 August 2017; Published 11 September 2017

Academic Editor: Gaetano La Greca

Copyright © 2017 Preston Gardner et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Morel-Lavallée lesions are irregularly occurring and often overlooked results of traumatic injuries, resulting in potential long-term encapsulation of fluid between soft-tissue layers. The objective in this review was to discuss the delayed presentation of a Morel-Lavallée lesion and operative utility of liposuction in the patient’s treatment and review literature with particular focus on diagnosis and therapeutic interventions. The reviewed case demonstrates the presentation and successful therapy of a young female presenting with a MLL and contour deformity.