Any problem that interferes with the passage of intestinal contents through
the GI tract results in a blocked bowel. The most common cause is a
gastrointestinal foreign body. The second most common cause is
intussusception-a situation in which the bowel telescopes in upon itself, like
a sock pulled inside out. Most cases of intussusception occur at the cecum,
where the small bowel joins the colon. As the small bowel inverts into the
cecum and colon, the lead point travels a considerable distance,...