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manometry

 [mah-nom´ĕ-trē]
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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ma·nom·e·try

(mă-nom'ĕ-trē), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation monometry.
Measurement of the pressure of gases or fluids by means of a manometer.
Synonym(s): manoscopy
[see manometer]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

manometry

The recording of pressure in an inelastic liquid or gas. Manometry is the standard for the diagnosis of motor disorders of the body of the oesophagus and lower sphincter; it allows intraluminal evaluation of pressure based on perstaltic performance, contraction wave configuration and the sphincter’s basal pressure and relaxation.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

manometry

The recording of pressure in an inelastic liquid or gas; manometry is the standard for the diagnosis of motor disorders of the body of the esophagus and lower sphincter, and allows intraluminal evaluation of pressure based on perstaltic performance, contraction wave configuration, and the sphincter's basal pressure and relaxation
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ma·nom·e·try

(mă-nom'ĕ-trē)
Measurement of the pressure of gases by means of a manometer.
See: manometer
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Manometry

A balloon study of internal anal sphincter pressure and relaxation.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Diffuse esophageal spasm is characterized on manometry by intermittently abnormal primary peristalsis associated with a pattern of repetitive, simultaneous, ineffective contractions of varying amplitudes.
(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).
High-resolution impedance manometry using the Sandhill esophageal function test (EFT) catheter 38-channel probe (Sandhill Scientific Inc., Highlands Ranch, CO, USA) was inserted into all study participants after an overnight fast for an EFT.
[11] Antimony crystal-based pH catheter manufactured by Mediplus, UK, was inserted through nasogastric route till 5 cm proximal to the upper border of LES as determined by the prior manometry. The subjects were explained about the event marking buttons to be pressed in the data logger (erect, supine, pain, food, and medication) and were asked to follow-up after 24 h.
A comparison of continuous versus step pull-through manometry. Gastroenterology.
Efficacy was compared by shortterm remission rate (Eckardt score [less than or equal to] 3), recurrence rate [12], and postoperative manometry outcomes.
Manometry will show a normal proximal (striated muscle) esophagus with low or absent distal esophageal peristalsis and low LES pressure.
Between 2007 and 2009, 88 (2.7%) of 3,304 patients sent for assessment of a motility disorder using standard esophageal manometry failed the procedure.
Manometry provides information about the functional status of the anal sphincter and distal rectum, and often is used with other tests such as anal ultrasound, anal sphincter EMG, pudendal nerve terminal motor latency assessment, and defecography, said Dr.
The program also discusses diagnostic modalities including 24-hour ambulatory acid monitoring, manometry, endoscopy, and an upper gastrointestinal series.