[en] FunctionaL coLopathy: stiLL reLevant? Let's move to irritabLe boweL syndrome. summary : Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disorder that is frequently encountered in general practice as well as in specialized consultations. Diagnostic criteria have been well established but there is currently no specific diagnostic test. The various gastroenterology societies have recently published recommendations for diagnostic and therapeutic management adapted to the pathophysiology and the availability of treatments in different countries. This article summarizes the main lines of these recommendations and in particular those of the Belgian consensus.