Doctors observed that Mr. Sharon's abdomen was swollen, and after conducting a CT scan, he was taken into surgery on Saturday morning, Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, the director of the hospital, said at a news conference. Surgeons found damage to part of his large intestine and removed about 20 inches, Dr. Mor-Yosef said.
Hospital officials initially said Mr. Sharon's life was in danger. But after the four-hour operation, Dr. Mor-Yosef said, "The situation is serious, it is stable, it is critical, but there is no immediate danger to the life of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon."
Despite being overweight, Mr. Sharon was generally healthy during his tenure as prime minister.
First his brain.
Then his heart.
Now his kishkes or, better this kishkes.