esophageal manometry (s) (noun)
, esophageal manometries (pl)
The measurement of intraesophageal pressures at one or more sites by intraluminal pressure-sensitive instruments.
Esophageal manometry is done to measure muscle pressure and movements in the esophagus in the evaluation of achalasia.
esophageal, esophagal, esophagean
Relating to or belonging to the esophagus.
esophagectasia, esophagectasis, esophagoectasis
Enlargement or dilation of the esophagus.
Dilation or an abnormal expansion of the esophagus, the tube connecting the throat to the stomach.
A surgical operation to remove a portion of the esophagus (the tube that connects the pharynx, or throat, with the stomach).
The esophagus lies between the trachea (windpipe) and the spine.
esophagism, dysphagia nervosa, nervous dysphagia
Esophageal spasm causing dysphagia.
Inflammation of the esophagus or the soft tube-like portion of the digestive tract connecting the pharynx with the stomach which is often caused by gastroesophageal reflux.
A revisional procedure of the esophagus and cardiac end of the stomach.
Protrusion of the mucous membrane of the esophagus through a tear (hernia) in the muscular coat.
Surgical creation of a new connection between the esophagus and the stomach by interposition of a segment of the colon.
Excision, or the surgical removal, of a portion of the esophagus and its replacement by a segment of the colon.
Surgical anastomosis (surgical connection) between the esophagus and the duodenum.
Pain in the esophagus (musculomembranous passage extending from the pharynx to the stomach).
The surgical formation of a direct communication between the esophagus and the small intestine after total gastrectomy.
The surgical fixation of the esophagus to the fundus (bottom or base) of the stomach.
It is often performed to prevent reflux of the gastric contents into the esophagus.