Distension-evoked motility analysis in human esophagus

D Liao, G E Villadsen, H Gregersen

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The major function of the esophagus is to transport food from the mouth to the stomach by peristaltic muscle action. However, only few techniques exist for detailed evaluation of motor activity of the esophagus in vivo. The aim of this study is to use distension combined with manometry and impedance planimetry [pressure-cross-sectional area (P-CSA) recordings] to assess esophageal peristaltic motor function in terms of the mechanical energy output, and to examine the change in the motor activity of the esophagus in response to butylscopolamine, an anticholinergic drug known to impair the smooth muscle contraction in the gastrointestinal tract.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurogastroenterology and Motility
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)407-12, e296-7
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


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