Evaluation of esophageal contractile propagation using esophageal pressure topography
Article first published online: 16 JAN 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Neurogastroenterology & Motility
Special Issue: High-Resolution Manometry
Volume 24, Issue Supplement s1, pages 20–26, March 2012
How to Cite
Pandolfino, J. E. and Sifrim, D. (2012), Evaluation of esophageal contractile propagation using esophageal pressure topography. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 24: 20–26. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2982.2011.01832.x
- Issue published online: 16 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 16 JAN 2012
- Received: 1 September 2011 Accepted for publication: 27 September 2011
- distal esophageal spasm;
- esophageal pressure topography;
- high-resolution manometry
Background High-resolution manometry and esophageal pressure topography have enhanced our ability to analyze esophageal motor disturbances by improving the detail and accuracy of measurements of peristaltic activity.This has been extremely helpful in the evaluation of disorders of rapid propagation as the technique is able to define important time points and physiologic landmarks that are crucial in defining peristaltic velocity and latency intervals.
Purpose The goal of the current review will be to assess how esophageal pressure topography has impacted our ability to define important phenotypes of rapid propagation. Additionally, this review will also be utilized to complement the description of the Chicago Classification of Esophageal Motor Disorders, which is presented in this supplement issue.