The number of permanent colostomies carried out in the United Kingdom is approximately 6400 per year1. Stomal prolapse is a known complication of colostomy formation. We presented the first case of small bowel herniation into a healthy stomal prolapse with subsequent ischaemia of the herniated bowel in a 102-year-old patient. This rare sequela of a relatively common stomal complication highlights an important consideration when faced with a large prolapse presenting acutely. It also raises an important discussion point for the management of our ever-ageing patient population.
- geriatric medicine
- general surgery
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Contributors RLM and DY: conception, planning, conduct, write-up. SMC: conduct and write-up. OJW: planning and manuscript review.
Competing interests None declared.
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Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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