Closed Internal Degloving of the Flank

Remy, Lindsay F. and Azurdia, Jacob and Fansa, Ashraf and Ebraheim, Nabil A. (2017) Closed Internal Degloving of the Flank. The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 5 (4). pp. 260-263.

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Originally described in 1853 by Dr. Morel-Lavellee, closed internal degloving injuries represent an important, althoughuncommon, source of morbidity in trauma patients. These injuries are typically the result of a shearing or crushing force thattraumatically separates the skin and subcutaneous tissue from the underlying fat. This results in disruption of perforatingblood vessels and lymphatics, leading to hematoma/seroma formation. We describe two cases in which industrial crushinjuries resulted in lumbar transverse process fracture. Both patients developed closed degloving injuries of the flank. Tothe author�s knowledge, this is the first case series describing the occurrence of closed internal degloving injuries of theflank with transverse process fractures. We advise that a high level of suspicion for these lesions to occur with transversespinal fractures should be maintained, as they may arise several years after initial injury.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WN Radiology . Diagnostic Imaging
WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > Archives of Bone & Joint Surgery
Depositing User: abjs abjs
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 17:02
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 17:02

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