foreign body obstruction


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for·eign bod·y ob·struc·tion

(fōrin bodē ŏb-strŭkshŭn)
Blockage of a passageway by something external; for example, food blocking the trachea, which prevents passage of air.
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On the basis of contrast radiography, the case was tentatively diagnosed as intestinal foreign body obstruction.
The most frequently encountered problem is foreign body obstruction or choke.
A four year old crossbred Holstein Friesian cow was presented with history of foreign body obstruction, swollen udder and absence of milk from affected teat.
Results of transthoracic esophagostomy retrieval of esophageal foreign body obstruction in dogs: 14 cases (2000-2004).

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