The rectum: a window to irritable bowel syndrome?

G. Coremans*, F. Azpiroz, S. Collins, M. Dapoigny, S. Muller-Lissner, F. Pace, A. Smout, R.W. Stockbrügger, P. Whorwell

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The rectum: a window to irritable bowel syndrome?

Coremans G, Azpiroz F, Collins S, Dapoigny M, Muller-Lissner SA, Pace F, Smout A, Stockbrugger RW, Whorwell PJ.

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, KULeuven, Belgium.

This report summarizes current concepts and information gathered to date about the rectum in the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that were presented at the 10th meeting of IBiS Club held in Leuven, Belgium. A working group of experts in the field of IBS discussed whether the rectum or the whole colon is the better site to test in IBS patients and provided suggestions for a number of areas where further advances are required. Copyright 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-249
Number of pages12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

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