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Teardrop sign (intracapsular breast implant rupture)

The teardrop sign indicates an uncollapsed intracapsular breast implant rupture and is seen as a small focal invagination of the implant shell caused by a minimal concealed leak of droplets of silicone outside the shell where the two membranes contact each other. It is best appreciated by MRI.

Differential diagnosis

Breast imaging and pathology

Article information

rID: 61212
System: Breast
Section: Signs
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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