What is esophageal manometry?

Also known as: esophageal manometry.

Esophageal manometry is a test of the function of the nerves and muscles of the esophagus, as well as the lower esophageal sphincter, that connects the esophagus to the stomach. It’s used for people who have trouble swallowing, heartburn or chest pain.

Reviewed by: Carrie Firestone Baum, MD

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