When an ileostomy goes wrong

A surgical case highlights that recovery is about much more than just managing the operative site
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Angela, a 79-year-old part-time administrative assistant, recently underwent an emergency laparotomy for a strangulated femoral hernia with associated ischaemic bowel, which required the formation of a double-barrel ileostomy.

Approximately three weeks post-discharge, Angela presents with difficulty managing her stoma.