emergency surgery

Actor Sean Hayes of television’s Will & Grace fame disclosed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show his recent health scare. His "small intestine burst open." Learn more about gastrointestinal perforations here.
A Colorado toddler required emergency medical intervention after ingesting 28 high-powered buckyball magnets that began to erode. Major surgery can often result, depending on the urgency of the clinical situation, and it can possibly lead to the removal of segments of bowel.