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Esophageal manometry (esophageal motility study) is a test used to determine how well the muscle of the esophagus works when diseases of the muscle are suspected. Esophageal manometry is primarily used to evaluate the esophagus when gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is suspected, to determine the cause of problems swallowing food (dysphagia), or when there is chest pain that may be originating in the esophagus.

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Terms related to Esophageal Manometry:

  • Esophageal Motility Study
  • Manometry, Esophageal
  • Motility, Esophageal Study

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