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The main cause of intestinal obstruction due to problems in the wall of the intestine is, stricture.4

Stricture means narrowing, and this may be due to a number of causes;

The commonest example of a lesion in the wall of the bowel causing intestinal obstruction would be adenocarcinoma of the colon.

Adrian P. Ireland