Evaluation of an air-filled microballoon and mini-transducer in the clinical practice of anorectal manometry - Preliminary communication

W. J. Orrom, W. D. Wong, D. A. Rothenberger, L. L. Jensen

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Abstract

Anorectal manometry is becoming a commonly applied investigation in the field of colon and rectal surgery. Until now, however, most of this testing was performed in specialized units, which involved considerable expense and expertise to run. The authors assessed a commercially available mini-transducer and an air-filled microballoon catheter for their applicability to clinical anorectal manometry. This system is very accurate and is proving very useful in the ambulatory setting, on hospital wards, and in the operating room. It provides a simple alternative for areas where more sophisticated manometric systems are not available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-597
Number of pages4
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1990

Keywords

  • Air-filled microballoon
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Mini-transducer

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