This case involves a male patient was admitted to hospital in Delware for a routine gastric surgery to address persistent intestinal disease. Following the procedure, the surgeon informed the patient’s family that she had accidentally perforated the man’s spleen, and was not certain as to how to proceed. The patient was given supportive care for more than 24 hours while doctors attempted to determine a course of action. Eventually, another doctor was brought in to the hospital, and the patient then underwent a splenectomy. The patient was discharged following a lengthy hospitalization, and continues to suffer from complications related to the procedure.