Intracapsular breast implant rupture - linguine sign

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


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
Gender: Female

Breast MRI showing the linguine sign indicating intracapsular implant rupture.

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Case information

rID: 13820
Published: 19th May 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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