High Resolution Esophageal and Pharyngeal Manometry
Resolution Esophageal Manometry: Manometry is an in-office test to evaluate how
the swallowing muscles in the esophagus and throat are working when food gets
"stuck" or there is a bothersome "lump" in the throat.
takes a few minutes with the patient wide awake.
"numbing spray" is used and a very thin tube is swallowed. Some
people may gag a bit, but most everyone tolerates the procedure well. Several
swallows of liquid are completed to measure the swallow function. The test is
completed in a few minutes.
Manometry Helps: Your physician may order high-resolution
manometry to assess the muscle function of the esophagus for several purposes: to provide preoperative evaluation for corrective reflux surgery; to offer postoperative evaluation of swallowing in
patients after corrective reflux surgery or after treatment of esophageal
movement disorders; information prior to 24 Hr Esophageal pH monitoring
to assess the correct location for proper positioning of the sensors; or evaluation of esophageal movement problems
associated with systemic diseases.
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and Swallowing Center of Maine provides comprehensive voice and swallow
evaluations unavailable at any other facility in Maine. We provide the following services: high-resolution esophageal manomety, high resolution pharyngeal manometry, 24-hour pH reflux monitoring, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), and modified barium studies.
information, contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (207-505-4409).