What is the role of esophageal manometry in the diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Marco G Patti, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Esophageal manometry defines the function of the LES and the esophageal body (peristalsis). Esophageal manometry is essential for correctly positioning the probe for the 24-hour pH monitoring.


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