Esophageal motor function: technical aspects of manometry.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

High-resolution manometry (HRM) has advanced the understanding of esophageal peristaltic mechanisms and has simplified esophageal motor testing. In this article the technical aspects of HRM are addressed, focusing on test protocols, in addition to concerns and pitfalls in performing esophageal motor studies. Specifically, catheter positioning, equipment-related artifacts, basal data acquisition, adequate swallows, and provocative maneuvers are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gyawali, CP; Patel, A

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 527 - 543

PubMed ID

  • 25216901

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.giec.2014.06.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States