Teardrop sign (inferior orbital wall fracture)

Last revised by Kyriacos S. Evangelou on 30 Jul 2021

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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