Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Incidence of Stomal and Peristomal Complications at 3 and 12 months

Complication

Incidence at 3 months

Incidence at 12 months

Retraction

3%–7%

10%–24%

Peristomal Hernia

0.8%

12%–40%

Prolapse

0%–3%

4%–10%

Necrosis

0%–3%

7%

Peristomal skin problems

14.7%

15%–43%

Modified from Salvadalena, (2008)

Chronic Disease
Ostomy Care and Management
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