internal strangulation


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internal strangulation

Etymology: L, internus, inward, strangulare, to choke
a state of extreme constriction of an organ, such as a loop of intestine trapped in an opening, resulting in an interruption in the blood supply and ischemia. See also inguinal hernia, intestinal strangulation.

internal strangulation

The entrapment of a segment of the intestine in an internal hernia or by adhesion, or through a rent or hiatus in the diaphragm, which leads to vascular compromise with ensuing gangrene.
See also: strangulation