Distensibility testing of the esophagus

Barry P. Mcmahon, Satish S.C. Rao, Hans Gregersen, Monika A. Kwiatek*, John E. Pandolfino, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Anne Lund Krarup, Christian Lottrup, Jens Brøndum Frøkjær

*Corresponding author for this work

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The following contains commentaries on distensibility testing using the functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP); the use of the distention test of the esophageal body in the clinic diagnosis of noncardiac chest pain; the functional lumen imaging in gastroesophageal reflux disease-impaired esophagogastric junction; a multimodal pain model for the esophagus; the rationale for distensibility testing; and further developments in standardized distension protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-340
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • Distensibility
  • Esophageal balloon distention test
  • Esophagogastric junction
  • Functional luminal imaging probe
  • Fundoplication
  • Motility
  • Noncardiac chest pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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