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Esophageal manometry is a diagnostic test of the nerves and muscles in the esophagus (feeding pipe). The test uses a thin flexible plastic catheter (tube) inserted through the nostril, into the esophagus, and ending in the stomach. Sensors on the catheter measure how the muscles of the esophagus squeeze and relax, and the information is recorded to a computer.

Why might a child need esophageal manometry?

How is esophageal manometry performed?

What happens after esophageal manometry?

What are the risks of esophageal manometry?

What to watch for after the test

When to seek medical advice