Colonic Manometry

Phil G. Dinning, Greg O’Grady

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Gastroenterology
EditorsErnst J. Kuipers
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128124604
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Adult
  • Colon
  • Constipation
  • Contraction
  • Defecation
  • Fiber-optic
  • High-resolution
  • Manometry
  • Motility
  • Pediatric
  • Rectum
  • Solid-state
  • Transit
  • Water-perfused


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