This case involves an elderly female patient in Massachusetts who presented to the hospital with lower back pain, and subsequently underwent a CT scan and colonoscopy that showed a suspicious mass. The patient presented to the hospital a few days later for bowel resection surgery to treat the mass. Notes from the procedure indicate that the surgery was successful. A few hours after the procedure, however, the patient developed abdominal distention. Tests revealed a severed ureter, as well as acute renal failure. She was treated and sent home, but returned a few days later with multiple complications, including sepsis and a heart attack, and had to be hospitalized. The patient languished in the ICU for several months before dying.