Gastrointestinal Motility Planning(消化管運動機能検査)

Colon cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth of cells in the colon. It may take years to develop, and at the early stage, there may only be an abnormal growth of tissues known as polys, However, these polyps can then develop into cancer if left untreated or not removed.


Two types of GI tract function evaluation:

  • Anorectal Manometry is used to assess chronic constipation which suggests malfunction of colon, diaphragm, or sphincter, which can cause difficulty in passing stool. It may be administered to babies suffering from constipation from birth, if there is suspicion of rectal nerve defect.
  • Esophageal Manometry is a test to assess the function of esophagus and upper and lower esophagus sphincter. It is usually given to those who have difficulty swallowing, have chest pain, or other diseases related to malfunction of the esophagus. It can also test the function of the stomach and in patients suspected of stomach malfunction. 

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