According to documents obtained by TMZ, Lisa Marie Presley’s official cause of death was a condition called “sequelae of small bowel obstruction,” also known as complications from a small bowel obstruction.
Fox News reports that “Cause A” on the report was listed as a “sequale of small bowel obstruction.” And “other significant conditions” are listed as “Cause D.”
The newly-obtained document is not a full autopsy report. Toxicology results will likely be made public when complete.
SEE THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S REPORT HERE.
TMZ reported at the time that paramedics were called to Presley’s Calabasas, California, home after going into “full cardiac arrest.” Lisa Marie’s ex-husband, Danny Keough, attempted life-saving procedures until paramedics arrived. She was transported to the hospital where she later died.
Priscilla Presley confirmed her daughter’s death in a statement that read:
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us. She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known,” Priscilla Presley wrote. “We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment.”
Why is a small bowel obstruction dangerous?
A small bowel obstruction is a partial or complete blockage of the small intestine. this condition blocks contents from passing through, causing waste and gasses to build up in your body. These obstructions can be caused by a number of things, including a hernia, Crohn’s disease, tumors and more.
If left untreated, an obstruction can cause life-threatening complications including organ failure, intestinal perforation, sepsis and infection.