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Salad oil sign

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

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

Breast imaging and pathology
Inspired signs

Article information

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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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: intracapsular breast implant rupture
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  • Case 2: intracapsular breast implant rupture
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