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Esophageal Manometry

This procedure allows for inspection of the esophagus (the long muscular tube that connects your throat to your stomach) for normal swallowing function and acid levels, and can be helpful in diagnosing certain disorders that may affect your esophagus, such as acid reflux.

A thin, flexible tube (catheter) that contains sensors is passed through your nose, down your esophagus and into your stomach. The sensors measure the pressures and the pattern of muscle contractions in your esophagus. Esophageal manometry is used to diagnose the conditions that can cause symptoms such as pain, heartburn, or swallowing difficulty.

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