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The Manometric Examination of the Esophagus

  • W. Pelemans
  • E. C. TexterJr.
Part of the Handbuch der inneren Medizin book series (INNEREN, volume 3)

Abstract

Hippocrates [quoted by Sanchez et al. (1953)] was probably the first to perform experimental studies of the esophagus, but it was 1747 before Fredericus Bernardus Albinus [quoted by Eykman (1903)] showed that all swallowed substances are transported into the stomach via the esophagus. The actual study of esophageal motility begins with the experiments of Arloing (1877) and especially of Kronecker and Meltzer (1883). The latter used a balloon kymographic system which was taken over, with minor modifications, by many investigators (Cannon and Washburn, 1912; Carlson, 1916; Payne and Poulton, 1927; Abbott and Pendergrass, 1936; Zeller and Burget, 1937; Ingelfinger and Abbott, 1940; Kramer and Ingelfinger, 1949; Duwez, 1950; Foulk et al., 1954).

Keywords

Lower Esophageal Sphincter Esophageal Motility Intraluminal Pressure Yield Pressure Esophageal Peristalsis 
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  • E. C. TexterJr.

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