|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology|
|Editors||Ernst J. Kuipers|
|Place of Publication||London, United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
Colonic manometry refers to methods used to record pressure within the colonic lumen resulting from contractile activity. Over the past 150years several different approaches have been used and these recording have helped to build our understanding of normal motor patterns in healthy adults and abnormal colonic motor patterns in patients with functional and inflammatory bowel diseases. This article will provide a general overview of colonic manometry procedures, the types of recording tools used and how they are placed into the colon. The key findings from these studies are summarize and potential future directions are discussed.