Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Rare Cause of Altered Mental Status: The Morel–lavallée Syndrome

Sarıcıcek BM1, Aydın OF1, Bıcakcı S1, Gul E2 and Guneysel O1*

1Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Emergency Medicine Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
2Elaziğ Education and Research Hospital, Emergency Medicine Clinic, Elaziğ, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Ozlem Guneysel 

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Abstract

Altered mental status is a common clinical condition with a wide andvaried diagnosis. Morel– LavalléeSyndrome is rare but may be caused by a serious hemorrhage concluding with hemorrhagic shock. Hemorrhagic shock has occured with altered mental status in a 76 year-old male patient with Morel-Lavallée Syndrome. Altered mental status occured after hemorrhagic shock. The syndrome caused by post-traumatics hearing of the hypodermis from the underlying fascia. Physical examination, MRI and USG is the mainstay of diagnosis and treatment includes both surgical and minimally invasive modalities.

Citation:

Sarıcıcek BM, Aydın OF, Bıcakcı S, Gul E, Guneysel O. A Rare Cause of Altered Mental Status: The Morel– lavallée Syndrome. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2016; 1: 1013.

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