What is a morels?

The scientific name is Morchella and it is a genus of the edible sac fungi and releases it’s spores through the small pits in it’s honey comb cap. Unlike other mushrooms that have a slippery or slimy feel, morels have a meaty texture with an almost earthy, nutty flavor profile .

Why are morels so expensive?

Because wild mushrooms are seasonal, foraged, fragile, and highly perishable, they can be pricey. Like all mushrooms, morels have deadly imitators. In this case, they are known as false morels, which include a number of species that look similar but are poisonous .

One of the next things we asked ourselves was are morels edible?

Morels are a type of mushrooms which can be found growing all over the world in a wide variety of habitats every spring. They are among the most prized of the edible mushrooms because they have a rich and complex flavor that goes well with almost any food.

What is a false morel?

The term “false morel” describes a few species of mushrooms that contain a toxin known as monomethyl hydrazine (MMH). This is the same chemical found in certain rocket fuels and can cause dizziness, vomiting, and in some cases even death.

What is a morel lavallee lesion?

Grant Medical Center, Ohio Health Orthop A Morel-Lavallee Lesion (MLL) is a closed traumatic soft tissue degloving injury characterized by separation of the dermis from the underlying fascia due to a shearing force.

Morel-Lavallée lesion is a closed degloving soft tissue injury, as a result of abrupt separation of skin and subcutaneous tissue from the underlying fascia.

What is the history of Morel Lavallée lesion?

This condition was first decribed by French physician Maurice Morel-Lavallée in the year 1853. MRI is the modality of choice for investigation of Morel-Lavallée lesion. Early diagnosis and management of the lesion is essential so as to prevent complications like infections or extensive skin necrosis.

Computed tomography (CT) aortogram was done to rule out any vascular injury, which showed hypodense collection within the deep subcutaneous plane with strands of intralesional fat density suggestive of a Morel-Lavallée lesion [Figure 2]. Open in a separate window Figure 2.