MAURICE L. KELLEY JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Pressure recordings from the esophagus and its sphincters, while originally of primarily physiological interest, are becoming useful in clinical medicine to evaluate motor disorders of this portion of the alimentary tract. After elucidation of the resting pressures and those following the act of deglutition in healthy subjects, investigations were extended in several laboratories (particularly those of Code (1, 2), Ingelfinger (3), Hightower (4), and Texter, Smith, Moeller, and Barbarka (5)), to study the patterns occurring in pathological conditions. Manometric esophageal studies have, in some centers, proven so valuable in the diagnosis of disturbances of the esophagus that they have become
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
KELLEY ML. The Clinical Application of Esophageal Motility Tests. Ann Intern Med. 1963;59:338–350. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-3-338
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(3):338-350.
Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only