Esophageal manometer

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick

Presentation

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, dysphagia

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Slightly elevated right hemidiaphragm.
Well-positioned esophageal manometer.

Case Discussion

Woman with history of asthmaGERD and dysphagia when swallowing solid food, undergoing esophageal manometry.

Esophageal manometry is part of the workup for GERD, non-obstructive dysphagia, achalasia, and systemic disease-associated esophageal motility problems. Its role is to demonstrate esophageal abnormal motor function and to delineate a treatment plan targeted at the abnormalities.

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Case information

rID: 52792
Published: 21st Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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