What is the role of high-resolution manometry in the workup of esophageal motility disorders?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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In relatively recent years, high-resolution manometry has been introduced, which may provide improved identification of esophageal disease, such as motility disorders, hiatal hernia, and outflow obstruction, as well as provide ease of interpretation compared with conventional manometry. [9]  This technique may also allow for differentiating pediatric patients with dysphagia due to weak peristalsis (poor bolus clearance) from abnormal bolus flow resistance (esophageal outflow obstruction), which has potential implications for treatment planning and decision making. [10]


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