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Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr. 2014 Mar;17(1):23-30. doi: 10.5223/pghn.2014.17.1.23. Epub 2014 Mar 31.

Clinical applications of gastrointestinal manometry in children.

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Department of Pediatrics, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.

Abstract

Manometry is a noninvasive diagnostic tool for identifying motility dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract. Despite the great technical advances in monitoring motility, performance of the study in pediatric patients has several limitations that should be considered during the procedure and interpretation of the test results. This article reviews the clinical applications of conventional esophageal and anorectal manometries in children by describing a technique for performing the test. This review will develop the uniformity required for the methods of performance, the parameters for measurement, and interpretation of test results that could be applied in pediatric clinical practice.

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Child; Diagnosis; Esophageal motility disorders; Gastrointestinal motility; Hirschsprung disease; Manometry

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