Subcapsular line sign (intracapsular breast implant rupture)

The subcapsular line sign is a small localised leak from a silicone implant that leads to the formation of a thin layer of silicone between the implant shell and the fibrous capsule. It represents a minimally collapsed intracapsular breast implant rupture. It is best appreciated by MRI.

Breast imaging and pathology
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Article information

rID: 61200
System: Breast
Section: Signs
Tag: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Subcapsular line sign

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