Deadly complication of weight-loss surgery revealed: How life-changing procedure can lead to bowel obstruction

Deadly complication of weight-loss surgery revealed: How life-changing procedure can lead to bowel obstruction

Lisa Marie Presley died of an obstructed bowel following previous weight-loss surgery, it was revealed today.

Elvis Presley’s daughter, 54, was rushed to hospital on January 12 after going into cardiac arrest.

An LA County coroner’s report has now confirmed that the star died from a small bowel obstruction, a complication of going under the knife for weight loss surgery years ago.

Toxicology results also showed the singer-songwriter had ‘therapeutic’ levels of the powerful painkiller oxycodone in his blood, while the second opioid buprenorphine – used to treat heroin and methadone addiction – was also found.

Traces of quetiapine, an antipsychotic drug, were also found, reports TMZ.

It has been revealed that Lisa Marie Presley died in January at the age of 54 from a small bowel obstruction caused by previous weight-loss surgery – opioids were found in her blood at the time of death (Image: January 10 – two days before her death)

Famous family: Lisa is seen as a child with father Elvis Presley and mother Priscilla

Mrs. Presley’s small bowel obstruction is believed to trigger a strangulated small intestine, which can measure up to 30-feet long.

It is not clear how this complication develops, but it usually occurs when part of the intestine becomes blocked, cutting off the blood supply.

Gangrene — a serious condition in which reduced blood supply causes body tissue to die — can develop in just six hours.

As a result, the intestinal wall can die, leading to rupture.

This results in intestinal contents leaking into the adjacent abdominal cavity, triggering an infection.

As a result, this can trigger sepsis — when the immune system overreacts to an infection and begins to damage the body’s tissues and organs. Sepsis can be fatal and requires urgent treatment.

In Ms. Presley’s case, the strangulation was caused by bowel adhesions — areas of scar tissue that stick together, which can block the bowel.

According to TMZ, the adhesions developed after a gastric bypass a few years ago.

The weight loss procedure, which costs up to £15,000 in the UK and $25,000 in the US, involves connecting the upper abdomen to the small intestine, reducing the body’s intake of calories from food and increasing feelings of fullness. .

Around 6,600 Britons undergo bariatric surgery on the NHS each year, while 250,000 Americans go under the knife.

While the OP can lead to significant weight loss over a few years, it can trigger an array of complications — including intestinal blockage.

This can result in scarring and reduced blood flow to the operation site, and food can get stuck and become twisted or twisted in the intestine.

Patients may have difficulty swallowing, frequent vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Treatment may involve using a thin, flexible tube passed down the throat to clear the blockage.

The coroner’s report also confirmed that Ms Presley had plastic surgery two months before her death and was prescribed opioids, with the star having a history of ‘overmedication’ – forgetting she had taken her medication and then taking it again.

The report states that the star ‘had a history of alcohol and drug abuse.’

He attended the 80th Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles with his mother Priscilla two days before his death.

The mother and daughter duo made a point to appear at the award show to support Baz Luhrmann’s acclaimed Elvis (2022) biopic starring Austin Butler as the legendary King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.

Ms. Presley was trying to lose weight for Elvis awards season, with sources claiming she took weight loss drugs. She lost 50 pounds (23 kg) and had plastic surgery two months before the Golden Globes.

It is not clear what weight loss medication Ms. Presley was taking, but Wegovi, the newest weight loss drug on the scene, has proven extremely popular since being approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Helpful: Both Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley attended the 80th Golden Globes two days before his death, in a show of support for the acclaimed Elvis (2022) biopic and its director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann and star Austin Butler, who played Elvis Presley. .

Lisa Marie Presley Was Desperately Trying To Lose Weight During Elvis Awards Season And Was Even Taking Opioids, Family Sources Claim

Family: Lisa is pictured with mother Priscilla and daughter Riley Keefe in 2015

Legacy: The star was just nine years old when her father Elvis died (pictured 1970).

As she walked the event’s red carpet, Ms. Presley looked frail and fragile, prompting her to lean on longtime family friend Jerry Schilling, who is now 81.

During Billy Bush’s interview for Extras, he linked arms with Schilling, telling him, ‘I’ll hold your hand.’

Ms Presley’s life has been tumultuous, with five stints in rehab for cocaine and opioid abuse, four failed marriages – including one to Michael Jackson – as well as the loss of her son to suicide and a fierce custody battle with her ex-husband over her twin daughters. False allegations of child pornography.

Sources told TMZ that Ms. Presley was found unresponsive in her bedroom by her housekeeper and that her ex-husband, Danny Keough, with whom she lives, performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

The source added that ‘someone administered epinephrine’ – commonly known as adrenaline – at least once at the scene to help Ms Presley regain a pulse.

The LA County Sheriff’s Department told ‘Deputies from the Lost Hills Station responded to LA County Fire near the 9500 block of Normandy Drive in Calabasas to an adult, approximately 55, a female adult, a medical emergency/female not breathing.

‘The female adult was transported by the LA County Fire Department to a local area hospital where she was released to hospital care.’

The Hollywood Reporter reported that the fire department responded and was able to get a pulse before taking the woman to West Hills Hospital.


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