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Technique, Interpretation and Clinical Application of Anorectal Manometry and Balloon Expulsion Test

  • Kee Wook Jung
  • Seung-Jae MyungEmail author
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Abstract

Anorectal manometry and rectal balloon expulsion tests are necessary for the diagnosis of functional defecatory disorders. They can provide comprehensive information about anal sphincter function, rectal sensation, rectal compliance, anorectal coordination during evacuation, and anorectal reflexes. Moreover, they provide new information that may not be detected clinically and can influence the outcome of patients with defecation disorders. Selective tests should be performed based on the potential indication to evaluate each condition. High-resolution manometry based on spatiotemporal plot was developed recently, and it can display the anorectal change during testing with a great resolution, replacing the conventional manometry system.

Keywords

Anorectal manometry Balloon expulsion Constipation Incontinence Sphincter function Defacation disorders 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyUniversity of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical CenterSongpa-gu, SeoulSouth Korea

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