teardrop sign

teardrop sign

a finding indicating probable rupture of the partially collapsed shell of a silicon breast prosthesis, as seen on breast imaging by MR or CT.

teardrop sign

Orthopaedics
A teardrop-shaped bone density that extends anteriorly from the ankle joint along the neck of the talus, and classically corresponds to ankle effusion.

Traumatology
A finding in the floor of the orbit—the most common location for orbital fractures—consisting of an elongated polypoid soft tissue mass (i.e., a teardrop, which corresponds to the herniated orbital contents, periorbital fat and inferior rectus muscle, etc.) that protrudes from the floor of the orbit and prolapses into the maxillary antrum. The sign may be seen on a plain film of the face in blunt trauma to the anterior rim of the orbit, due to a “blowout” fracture of the orbital floor.

teardrop sign

Traumatology A clinical finding characterized as an elongated soft-tissue mass that prolapses into the maxillary antrum; the TS may be seen in a plain film of the face in blunt trauma to the anterior rim of the orbit, which may cause a 'blowout' fracture of the orbital floor. See LeFort fracture.
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This teardrop sign is something you probably won't see in polymyositis.