Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Practice NICE guidelines

Management of faecal incontinence in adults: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1370

Rapid Response:

Colostomy for faecal incontinence

This article summarised a lengthy guideline in a very abbreviated
form. We do indeed recommend consideration of a colostomy (and a variety
of other surgical options) for selected patients with faecal incontinence
that severely restricts lifestyle, where other measures have failed to
improve quality of life.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 July 2007
Christine Norton
Professor of Nursing
King's College London