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Esophageal Manometry

Understanding esophageal manometry

Esophageal manometry is useful in diagnosing motility (movement) disorders of the esophagus. A tiny catheter is gently advanced through your nose. As the catheter is slowly withdrawn, pressures in your esophagus are measured while you take swallows, with the assistance of a computer.

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