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Intestinal obstruction. Coloured coronal computed tomography (CT) scan through the abdomen of a patient with an obstruction of their intestines. This condition can involves a blockage of the intestines by objects ranging from constipated faeces to cancer. The condition has here caused fluid distension in the loops of the small intestine (lower centre). The liver (red, triangular) and parts of the heart (red) and lungs (blue) are at top.
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