On July 14, after six months of passing, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner announced that Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley, had passed away from a tiny intestinal blockage, which had been a delayed side effect of bariatric weight loss surgery.
One of the surgical field's fastest-growing subspecialties is weight reduction surgery. All medical treatments will result in postoperative problems, according to Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open. According to the study, some late complications from the surgery could include band erosion, gallstone disease, and internal hernia.
Presley, a singer, and composer, was transported to the hospital after allegedly undergoing cardiac arrest at home. According to the medical examiner, the death was caused by "sequelae of small bowel obstruction."
According to Presley's autopsy report, which CNN obtained, deputy medical examiner Juan M. Carrillo blamed her small intestinal blockage on "adhesions" that had grown due to previous bariatric surgery.
He claims this is a well-known long-term side effect of this operation. Carrillo also looked through the autopsy toxicology findings, which revealed that Presley's blood had "therapeutic" quantities of oxycodone.
Buprenorphine, a painkiller that may also be used to treat opioid addiction, and the quetiapine metabolite used to treat depression, schizophrenia, or manic episodes, were present but "not contributory to death," the doctor continued.
"There is no evidence of injury or foul play. The manner of death is deemed natural."- Carrillo
Riley Keough, an actress, and Finley and Harper Lockwood, twins who are 14 years old, are among Presley's three kids. Presley passed on January 12, only two days after attending the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, with her mother, Priscilla Presley.
- Reuters. Lisa Marie Presley died of small bowel obstruction, coroner says.
- Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open. Early and late complications of bariatric operation.