Accidental perforation (puncture, cut or nick) of your bowel can cause significant complications and harm to your health, including the risk of developing sepsis. Unfortunately, a perforated bowel is a fairly common mistake that can occur during an abdominal surgery.
In most instances, a bowel perforation occurs when the surgeon mistakenly cuts into or punctures the bowel during an operation on adjacent tissue or organs. The perforation of the bowel often goes undiagnosed after the surgery that can lead to serious and even fatal results. If you want to learn more, check out this informational page: