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  • Colon Perforation

    Colon perforation is a hole in the wall of the colon. The colon is the end of the intestines also known as the large intestine. A perforation may be a puncture, cut, or tear. The opening allows air and intestinal material to leak into the abdominal cavity. The material can lead to a serious infection.

  • Angiodysplasia of the Colon

    Angiodysplasia of the colon occurs when blood vessels in the colon (large intestine) enlarge. They may become fragile and result in occasional bleeding in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

  • Colon Polyps

    Colon polyps are growths on the lining of the colon or rectum. The colon and the rectum are parts of the large intestine, which are parts of the digestive system. The 2 most common kinds of polyps are:

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