(redirected from Anal manometry)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Anal manometry: defecography
click for a larger image
To calculate pressure in a
U-tube manometer, add the sum of the readings above and below zero. The manometer on the right shows a reading of 4.


1. An instrument used for measuring the pressure of liquids and gases.
2. A sphygmomanometer.

[Greek manos, sparse; see men- in Indo-European roots + -meter.]

man′o·met′ric (măn′ə-mĕt′rĭk), man′o·met′ri·cal adj.
man′o·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
ma·nom′e·try n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


n manometría
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
For anal manometry, a sphinctrometer system (MSM Promedico GmbH) was used.
As a standard protocol, we started our examination with anal manometry, followed by EAUS.
The participants underwent anal endosonography and anal manometry in the third trimester of pregnancy, and 24 hours following delivery.
In our hospital, anal manometry and endoanal sonography was unavailable; thus, the patients were referred to reference centers for these interventions, resulting in failure to score incontinence.
Anal manometry in patients with fissure-in-ano before and after internal sphincterotomy.
I have had to refer only two patients for anal manometry, and neither patient had a fourth-degree laceration.
Other tests sometimes used to pinpoint the cause of fecal incontinence include an enema challenge (which can differentiate between liquid and solid incontinence) and anal manometry (which can quantify anal sphincter tone).
In pre operative evaluation he mentioned about medical history, physical examination, anal ultrasound, and anal manometry. MRI identifies level of fistula with respect to sphincters.