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Anorectal Manometry

  • Jeffrey Conklin
Chapter

Abstract

Anorectal manometry requires a different design of catheter, depicted in Fig. 4.1 . A set of 10 closely spaced sensors spans a length of 6 cm. It simultaneously captures pressure data from the rectum, anal and atmospere. A second array of sensors, located close to the tip, captures intrarectal pressure. A balloon attached to metal rings (arrow) serves to elicit the rectoanal inhibitory reflex, and also is used for assessment of rectal sensation.

Keywords

Anal Sphincter Anal Canal Internal Anal Sphincter External Sphincter Anorectal Manometry 
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© Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Conklin
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  1. 1.Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos Angeles

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