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Esophageal Manometry (cont.)

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Are there alternatives to esophageal manometry?

There are no good alternatives to esophageal manometry. Esophageal manometry is usually performed after anatomic abnormalities have been ruled out by endoscopy. The function of the muscles of the esophagus and the working of the esophageal sphincter may be assessed initially by performing a barium swallow. However, a normal barium swallow will not rule out any abnormal function of the muscles of the esophagus. or the esophageal sphincter. Hence, there is truly no alternative for the esophageal manometry test.

Medically reviewed by Venkatachala Mohan, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Gastroenterology

REFERENCE: eMedicine.com. "Esophageal Motility Disorders.
<http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/174783-overview>


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/4/2014

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