Intracapsular breast implant rupture - linguine sign

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Status post right mastectomy for breast cancer and reconstruction with a silicone implant. The patient experienced a sudden softening of the right breast.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Breast MRI showing the linguine sign indicating intracapsular implant rupture.

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