Acute lumbar Morel-Lavallée haematoma in a 14-year-old boy
- Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore, Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Department, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland
- Correspondence to Dr Catalin-Iulian Efrimescu, Unit 224, 3 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland;
Contributors C-IE: elaboration of the article, photos, photo processing, article writing and literature research; JMcA: proof reading and article writing; AB: quality/scientific review.
- Accepted 11 September 2011
- Published Online First 19 October 2011
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A 14-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with pain and swelling over the lumbar area after blunt trauma of his lower back 2 h previously (after falling from a horse).
On examination, there was a voluminous swelling (20×15 cm) over the lumbar area, overlying …