Teardrop sign (intracapsular breast implant rupture)

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 27 Sep 2021

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

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