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Acute lumbar Morel-Lavallée haematoma in a 14-year-old boy
  1. Catalin-Iulian Efrimescu,
  2. Joseph McAndrew,
  3. Apostolos Bitzidis
  1. Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore, Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Department, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Catalin-Iulian Efrimescu, Unit 224, 3 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland; catalin_efrimescu{at}

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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 …

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