Coexistent faecal incontinence and constipation: Common but frequently overlooked

Paul F. Vollebregt, Phil G. Dinning, Charles H. Knowles, S. Mark Scott

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We read with much interest the recently published guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of faecal incontinence by Assmann et al., which was a collaboration of the UEG, ESCP, ESNM and ESPCG.1 We commend the authors for writing this much needed and overdue multidisciplinary guideline, with the last being published 15 years ago (NICE 2007). Based on a systematic literature search, 45 practice recommendations have been provided, together with a treatment algorithm to summarise them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-602
Number of pages2
JournalUnited European Gastroenterology Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022


  • constipation
  • incontinence
  • faecal
  • diarrhoea
  • treatment


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