Surgery – MCQ 44 – Early postoperative complication of ileostomy

Early postoperative complication of ileostomy
a) Obstruction
b) Prolapse
c) Diarrhoea
d) Necrosis

Correct answer : a) Obstruction

Post operative complications that occur with sufficient frequency in ileostomy are : Nipple valve slippage, pouchitis, intestinal obstruction and fistula.
Ref: The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Complications of ileostomy are Obstruction, Vitamin B12 anaemia, Pouchitis, Stoma problems, Valve malfunction and Phantom rectum
Ref: National Health Service UK website

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