Salad oil sign

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Bruno Di Muzio et al.

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

Breast imaging and pathology
Inspired signs
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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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    Case 1: intracapsular breast implant rupture
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