Electromanometry is the exam that evaluates pressure patterns in the anus and rectum region, as well as the coordination of the muscular structures of the pelvis during the dynamics of evacuation.
It is an exam widely used in the routine of coloproctology and gastroenterology, being considered a functional exam. It is a very important tool for the assessment of fecal incontinence, which are difficulties in containing feces voluntarily, which can generate enormous social embarrassment.
It is also commonly performed to investigate difficulties in defecating, as in those patients who have a pattern of constipation with outlet obstruction. In many cases, the results of manometry already make it possible to make a decision about the best treatment for a patient.
Dr. Fábio came into contact with the technique while still at the Medical Residency in Coloproctology, in 2005. In fact, this was one of the tests that were used in his Master’s research project. And for more than ten years, he has been responsible for training residents in coloproctology in electromanometry, having performed or supervised more than 6,000 Anorectal Electromanometry exams to date.
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