Salad oil sign

Dr Dan J Bell and Dr Bruno Di Muzio et al.

Salad oil sign, also referred to as the droplet sign, is characterised by small rounded high T2 signal foci within a breast implant on MRI studies and represents water droplets or small amounts of air within the silicone. It also can be characterised as hypointense foci on the water-suppressed sequences.

This sign is non-specific and should not be used alone to infer intracapsular breast rupture 1.

Breast imaging and pathology
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rID: 48701
System: Breast
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Salad oil sign - breast implant rupture
  • Droplet sign - breast implant rupture

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