An esophageal manometry helps determine the strength of the muscles and the pressure in the lower part of your child’s esophagus. It is useful in evaluating swallowing abnormalities.
While your child is sedated, a thin, flexible tube is inserted into your child’s nose and into the stomach, then slowly pulled back into the esophagus to ensure proper placement.
Once your child is awake, he will be asked to swallow and the pressure of the muscle contractions in the esophagus will be measured. This test is administered by our specially trained team of physicians and nurses at the Lustgarten Center for GI Motility.
This test is only available at CHOP’s Main Campus.
To learn more or request an appointment, call 215-590-3326.
Reviewed by: Petar Mamula, MD
Date: May 2014