EndoFLIP in the Esophagus: Assessing Sphincter Function, Wall Stiffness, and Motility to Guide Treatment

Erica N. Donnan*, John E. Pandolfino

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The functional luminal imaging probe (FLIP) uses high-resolution planimetry to provide a three-dimensional image of the esophageal lumen by measuring diameter, volume, and pressure changes. Literature surrounding use of FLIP has demonstrated its clinical utility as a diagnostic tool and as a device to guide and measure response to therapy. FLIP can assess and guide treatments for esophageal disease states including gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia, and eosinophilic esophagitis. FLIP may become the initial test for patients with undifferentiated dysphagia at their index endoscopy. This article summarizes use of FLIP in assessing sphincter function, wall stiffness, and motility to guide treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-435
Number of pages9
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Achalasia
  • Dysphagia
  • EndoFLIP
  • FLIP
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Impedance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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