Teardrop sign (inferior orbital wall fracture)
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Bickle, I., Evangelou, K. Teardrop sign (inferior orbital wall fracture). Reference article, Radiopaedia.org. (accessed on 28 Sep 2022) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-84923
The teardrop sign refers to the appearance of herniated intraorbital fat (+/- inferior rectus muscle) which has protruded through a fracture of the inferior orbital wall. This typically occurs following a "blow-out" fracture during a punch to the orbit 1.
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