Look Before You CutBowel Perforations can be prevented
Abdominal surgeries and gastroenterological procedures can result in the bowel being damaged. Proper visualization of the intestines by a surgeon is important to prevent an accidental bowel perforation. During a surgery and most importantly before the surgical site is closed an inspection should be made for bowel perforations. Inspections during the surgical procedure can lead to bowel perforations being corrected before serious damages occur.
A serious abdominal injury is also a potential cause of a bowel perforation. Victims of car accidents often suffer a tremendous amount of force to their abdomen from seat belts. It is imperative that doctors evaluate such abdominal trauma to rule out a bowel perforation. If a bowel perforation is identified urgent surgical care is often required.