Esophageal manometry

A test to assess motor function of the upper esophageal sphincter, esophageal body and lower esophageal sphincter.

Typically performed to evaluate suspected disorders of motility or peristalsis of the esophagus including: achalasia, diffuse esophageal spasm, nutcracker esophagus and hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter.

A catheter is placed into the stomach and slowly withdrawn allowing it to detect pressure changes and to record information for later review.

The patient will be asked at various times to take a deep breath or to take some swallows of water.

High resolution manometry reduces the procedure time to 10 minutes vs. 45 mins with conventional manometry.

High resolution spatio-temporal manometry is advancement over conventional manometry.

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I like that you mentioned how high-resolution manometry could reduce the procedure time to 10 minutes versus 45 minutes with conventional manometry. I was watching a show about medical procedures and I learned about esophageal manometry. From what I’ve heard, it seems you could even get high resolution esophageal manometry training now.

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