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Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.
I am sorry about the loss of your sister.
how old was she?
puncturing the colon can cause gas and infection to spread into the abdomen
and is a surgical emergency to get her into surgery as soon as possible to repair the puncture and clean out the abdomen and treat her with antibiotics.
they may not have had a surgeon who could have done the surgery right away to save her.
let me know if you have questions.
I am sorry again for your sister.
do you have any other questions? i can help you answer?