In-depth

Complications

Intestinal obstruction

Intestinal obstruction — a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention — occurs when a blockage of the intestine prevents food or fluid from passing through.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Needle biopsy

Find out what to expect during a needle biopsy.

Positron emission tomography scan

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Treatments and drugs

Radiation therapy

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