Related Conditions and Treatments
Boston Children’s provides advanced, high-resolution anorectal manometry to help find the cause of constipation, stool accidents, or other bowel problems.
Antroduodenal manometry helps to find the cause of vomiting, feeding difficulties, and other bowel problems.
Aspiration in Children
Your child may aspirate when problems with swallowing causes liquids or food to enter your child’s lungs
The BRAVO pH test measures acidity in the esophagus and helps diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction is a rare bowel disorder.
Colonic manometry tests and measures pressure to assess the strength of the colon’s movements, specifically how the large intestine contracts.
Constipation is when a child has infrequent bowel movement or bowel movements that are difficult to pass.
Cricopharyngeal dysfunction occurs when the muscle at the top of the esophagus doesn't relax or it relaxes in an uncoordinated manner.
Dysphagia in Children
Dysphagia is a term that means “difficulty swallowing.” It is the inability of food or liquids to pass easily from your child’s mouth, into the throat, and through the esophagus to the stomach during the process of swallowing.
EndoFLIP is a newer minimally invasive type of technology that can be used during endoscopy.
An endoscopy is a procedure that is used to evaluate a patient’s digestive tract.
Esophageal achalasia is a rare disorder of the esophagus that makes swallowing difficult.
Esophageal impedance is a diagnostic test that measures the amount and type of gastroesophageal reflux in the esophagus.
Esophageal manometry is a procedure in which a small flexible tube is placed into the nose and passed into the esophagus. Learn more from Boston Children's Hospital.
Esophagitis is inflammation of the lining of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the pharynx (throat) to the stomach.
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements.
Functional Abdominal Pain in Children
Functional abdominal pain is persistent stomach pain that does not resolve with usual treatment.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children is a chronic digestive disorder.
Gastroparesis in Children
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach muscles do not work properly.
Hirschsprung's disease occurs when intestinal nerve cells don’t develop properly.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that includes abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation or both that persist for two months or longer.
Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a type of endoscopic procedure used to treat achalasia in some older children and adolescents.