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There are two types of intestinal obstructions, mechanical and non-mechanical.
While the traditional method involves the use of a mechanical tattoo gun, similar to the tool used for body tattoos, the feathering method utilizes a small, delicate tool that is non-mechanical.
Ileus is a partial or complete non-mechanical blockage of the small and/or large intestine.
By contrast, non-mechanical obstruction, called ileus, occurs because the rhythmic contractions that move material through the bowel (called peristalsis) stop.
The total rate of bowel obstruction due both to mechanical and non-mechanical causes is one in 1,000 people.