What is gastrointestinal perforation?

Also known as: perforated bowel, perforated intestine, perforated stomach, perforated esophagus

If a hole forms in one of the organs of the digestive system, such as the stomach, esophagus or intestines, this is known as a gastrointestinal perforation. The cause can range from a medical condition to an injury.

Reviewed by: Shifra Koyfman, MD

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