a diagnostic test that helps to determine the strength of the muscles in the esophagus. It is useful in evaluating gastroesophageal reflux and swallowing abnormalities. A small tube is guided into the nostril, then passed into the throat, and finally into the esophagus. The pressure the esophageal muscles produce at rest is then measured.
Esophageal manometry is a procedure commonly used to determine whether symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, are related to GERD, or to another condition. It is also used to preoperatively assess patients who are undergoing anti-reflux surgery.
A procedure commonly used to determine whether symptoms such as difficulty swallowing are related to acid reflux disease or to another condition. It is also used for patients who are undergoing anti-reflux surgery.
A test used to measure the strength and coordination of the esophagus during swallowing to identify the source of problems in the upper digestive system.
A test performed to measure the strength of the muscles lining the esophagus and the lower esophageal sphincter. It is performed by placing a small tube through the nose and into the stomach. Sequential measurements of the pressures are there compared in different parts of the esophagus. The coordination, strength and duration of these contractions are recorded and interpreted by a gastroenterologist. This test is commonly used in preparation for a Nissen fundoplication.
a test that measures the muscle tone in the esophagus.
A test to study the function of the esophagus, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and the upper esophageal sphincter (UES). It is also performed in patients before antireflux surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), suspected achalasia, and locating the LES before pH monitoring.
This is a procedure used to determine the function of the valve between the stomach and the esophagus and the "squeeze ability" of the esophageal muscle. It is used for patients that potentially need to have anti-reflux
(also esophageal function studies; esophageal motility studies) - To measure LES pressure and evaluate esophageal contractions. This is important in the evaluation of swallowing disorders. More Information