Objective: Our objective is to carried out a descriptive study about medical-surgical complications and alterations about quality of life in stoma patients secondary to bladder tumour. Patients and Method: The series are composed of 67 patients. The mean age was 70.3 years. We analyse the following variable: early and late medical-surgical complications, the body mass index (BMI) change and the alteration of quality of life. Results: The most frequent early complication is the ischemic necrosis (7%) without posterior repercussion. The late complications in frequency order are: peristonial dermatitis (18%), plane stoma (12%), peristomal hernia (12%), stenosis (9%) and granuloma (6%). The BMI changes don't conditionate a increase in the complications. The psychological adaptation is good in 92%, although the majority affirm a little changes in life-style, but they don't have a repercussion on quality of life. Conclusions: In this series we estimate - low incidence of complications. The preoperative counsel and the posterior following by the stoma care nurse-surgeon team, play a fundamental role on psychological adaptation after surgery.
- Medical-surgical complications
- Quality of life