Jejunal atresia associated with Cafergot ingestion during pregnancy.

  title={Jejunal atresia associated with Cafergot ingestion during pregnancy.},
  author={J. M. Graham and Miguel Mar{\'i}n-Padilla and Dick Hoefnagel},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  volume={22 3},
Fetal vascular accidents have been suggested as one cause for jejunal atresia due to in utero interruption of the superior mesenteric arterial supply to the intestines. Experimental studies support this hypothesis, and ergotamine has been shown to be a teratogen in experimental animals as a consequence of its vasoconstrictive action. We report the occurrence of intrauterine growth retardation and jejunal atresia in an offspring of a woman who also experienced four spontaneous abortions. During… CONTINUE READING