Traumatic abdominal wall hernia with Morel-Lavallée lesion: a case report

Yoonjung Heo, Dong Hun Kim
2020 Trauma Image and Procedure  
The prevalence of traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWHs) after blunt abdominal trauma is approximately 1%. When TAWHs are accompanied by a Morel-Lavallée lesion (MLL), a closed traumatic injury involving soft tissue degloving, affected patients become susceptible to severe soft tissue infection, which necessitates challenging treatments. However, no guidelines regarding an optimal management strategy have been published. Here we describe the successful treatment of a TAWH accompanied by an
more » ... ccompanied by an MLL in the anterior lower abdomen of a 66-year-old woman who sustained a seatbelt injury after a traffic accident while driving.
doi:10.24184/tip.2020.5.1.17 fatcat:xz57fatgvbhahdzzm4q5o3ckpa