What is the role of high-resolution oesophageal manometry in paediatrics?

Taher I. Omari, Usha Krishnan

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Abnormal oesophageal motility may impair oesophageal bolus transport leading to symptoms of chest pain and regurgitation. Oesophageal pathophysiology may include neuromuscular and/or structural defects leading to weak, incoordinate or absent peristalsis and impaired oesophago-gastric junction relaxation. Understanding these mechanisms is important to determine the appropriate course of therapy. Whilst, barium oesophagram is the mainstay for clinical investigation of oesophageal motility, high-resolution manometry is now more widely available. This review describes the potential value of high-resolution manometry in paediatric gastroenterology practise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1754-1759
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • dysphagia
  • high resolution manometry
  • impedance
  • oesophageal motility
  • paediatrics
  • pressure


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