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The importance of morel-lavallee lesion in medicolegal evaluation: a case report

Ahsen Kaya, Muhammed Emin Goksen, Ugur Ata, Ekin Ozgur Aktas.

Morel-Lavallee Lesion (MLL) is the separation of the subcutaneous tissues from underlying fascia as a result of blunt or tangential forces and the recollection of hemolymphatic and liquefied fat in this separated area. This situation may occur months after the event, as well as immediately after the event. Therefore in forensic cases with such lesions, problem may arise regarding the establishment causation link during the regulation of final report and disability reports. In this case report, a 55-year-old female injured in a road accident as a pedestrian and diagnosed as MLL was presented and it was aimed to call attention to difficulties of these kinds of cases and its reports.

Key words: Morel-Lavellee Lesion, pedestrian, report, causation

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