An organ puncture is a potentially serious medical condition that can result in complication or death. An untreated puncture that becomes infected can leak toxic substances into the blood (a condition know as sepsis). Sepsis treatment sometimes requires additional surgical procedures, including limb amputation. Untreated sepsis ultimately results in death.

How is an Organ Perforation Caused by a Medical Professional?

Most often organ perforation caused by a medical professional occurs during surgery.

Are Some Patients More Susceptible Than Others?

Patients undergoing serious or high risk procedures, such as liposuction, may have an increased risk of complications.