Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2022 Mar 2;16(3):205-216. Epub 2022 Mar 2.
Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padua, Padova, Italy.
Introduction: Investigations conducted using conventional manometry and, recently, using high-resolution manometry (HRM), allowed us to explore the field of esophageal motility and understand the potential link between motor features and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) pathogenesis. The management of patients with nonachalasic esophageal motor disorders is often challenging, due to the clinical heterogeneous presentation and the multifactorial nature of the mechanisms underlying symptoms.
Areas Covered: Several studies, carried out using HRM, have better interpreted the esophageal motor function in patients with esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction (EGJOO), distal esophageal spasm (DES), hypertensive esophagus, and hypomotility disorders. Read More