Teardrop sign (intracapsular breast implant rupture)

The teardrop sign indicates an uncollapsed intracapsular breast implant rupture and is seen as a small focal invagination of the implant shell caused by a minimal concealed leak of droplets of silicone outside the shell where the two membranes contact each other. It is best appreciated by MRI.

Differential diagnosis

Breast imaging and pathology
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rID: 61212
System: Breast
Section: Signs
Tag: cases, refs
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