, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 209–214

Considerations about pharyngeal manometry

  • Wylie J. Dodds
  • Peter J. Kahrilas
  • John Dent
  • Walter J. Hogan

DOI: 10.1007/BF02406919

Cite this article as:
Dodds, W.J., Kahrilas, P.J., Dent, J. et al. Dysphagia (1987) 1: 209. doi:10.1007/BF02406919


Intraluminal manometry has the potential to provide relevant information for clinical or research studies of pharyngeal motor function. The usefulness of this information, however, depends on appropriate manometric instrumentation and technique. In this report, we discuss the instrumentation and techniques that are currently available for meaningful acquisition and interpretation of pharyngeal pressure phenomena.

Key words

PharynxUpper esophageal sphincterPharyngoesophageal sphincterManometryPeristalsis

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wylie J. Dodds
    • 1
  • Peter J. Kahrilas
    • 2
  • John Dent
    • 3
  • Walter J. Hogan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukee
  2. 2.Department of MedicineNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicago
  3. 3.Department of MedicineFlinders Medical CentreBedford ParkSouth Australia
  4. 4.Department of MedicineMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukee
  5. 5.Department of RadiologyMilwaukee County Medical ComplexMilwaukeeUSA