Postpartum cerebral angiopathy with cerebral infarction due to ergonovine use.
Earlier cases of stroke due to postpartum cerebral angiopathy have been reported. The mechanism of this angiopathy has not been explained.
We present a case of cerebral infarction with evidence of occlusive change in the vertebrobasilar system as a complication of intravenous ergonovine use after cesarean section delivery.
Ergonovine therapy is a likely cause of so-called postpartum cerebral angiopathy and stroke.
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