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Medical Term:

closed loop obstruction

 

Definition: obstruction of a segment of intestine either rotated on a fixed point (volvulus) or herniated through a fibrous opening (as under an adhesion or into a hernia); frequently associated with impaired perfusion, ultimately resulting in gangrene.

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