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How is perforation following colon polyp removal treated?

The severity of perforation following colon polyp removal or a colonoscopy determines how it is treated. In cases where there is a mild superficial burn, intravenous antibiotics and hydration are used. There's no need for surgery if there is a hole that's recognized during the procedure and it can be closed endoscopically. Rarely is an emergency surgery needed for a colon perforation related to a polypectomy. It's important to immediately recognize, acknowledge and manage a perforation.

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