Breus mole

Breus mole is a term that was given to a very large subchorionic haemorrhage.

The lesions are a mass of fibrin formed secondary to thrombosis. They dissect and form a subchorionic thrombohematoma which ultimately causes stripping of the choriconic plate away from the villous spaces.

  • may be seen as a multiloculated, thick subchorionic haematoma
  • may be echogenic or hetroechoic

Fetal demise may occur if the placental circulation is affected significantly

It was first described by Carl Breus : Austrian obstetrician in 1892 2.


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Article information

rID: 15104
System: Obstetrics
Tags: cases, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Massive subchorionic haematoma
  • Massive sub-chorionic haematoma
  • Massive subchorionic haemorrhage

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