esophageal manometry

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the measurement of pressure by means of a manometer.
esophageal manometry a diagnostic study to assess the competence of the lower esophageal sphincter. A catheter sheathed with a water-filled balloon is inserted nasally and advanced into the esophagus; a series of measurements reflecting esophageal resting pressures are taken as the catheters are moved.

e·soph·a·ge·al ma·nom·e·try

measurement of intraesophageal pressures at one or more sites by intraluminal pressure-sensitive instruments.

Esophageal manometry

A test in which a thin tube is passed into the esophagus to measure the degree of pressure exerted by the muscles of the esophageal wall.
Mentioned in: Achalasia


technique of using a manometer and interpreting the result.

esophageal manometry
a method of recording pressures within the esophagus, particularly during the passage of a food bolus.
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Aperistalsis on esophageal manometry confirmed diagnosis of achalasia.
Conclusions: Twenty-four-hour pH monitoring was found to be efficient in making a diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease, whereas esophageal manometry and vector volume analyses were not found to be efficient.
Prospective studies are needed to determine if esophageal manometry should be used to screen Rett patients for esophageal motility dysfunction before anti-reflux procedures.
18) However, the authors also noted that among patients with a history of benign obstruction, EGD may be more economical because of earlier diagnosis and reduced expenses associated with follow-up examinations (eg, esophageal manometry and pH monitoring).
Esophageal Manometry Manometry is indicated and in certain complicated cases may be helpful before an antireflux procedure is performed.
It was reiterated to the patient that she should undergo a sleep study, a 24-hour pH impedance study, and esophageal manometry.
Esophageal manometry (EM) is the investigation of choice to confirm the presence of achalasia.
BOSTON -- Patients who can't tolerate standard esophageal manometry may be able to undergo an alternative procedure known as endoscopically assisted water perfusion esophageal manometry, with results that are useful in guiding clinical management.
Opioid esophageal dysmotility disorder represents a newly recognized disorder, and all patients undergoing esophageal manometry should be carefully questioned about the use of narcotics," commented Dr.

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