Causes, symptoms and treatment of intestinal obstruction

Ingestion (in-tuh-suh-SEP-shun) is a serious disease in which part of the intestine slips into the adjacent part of the intestine. This telescope operation often prevents food or liquids from passing through. Intussusception also cuts off blood flow to the affected part of the intestine. This can lead to rupture of the intestine (perforation), infection and death of intestinal tissue. …

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