Esophageal manometry

What is Esophageal manometry?

Esophageal manometry meaning Test that helps determine the pressure 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 is then measured.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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