Motor activity of esophageal substitute (stomach, jejunal, and colon segments).


Manometric studies were performed to evaluate motor activity of several types of esophageal substitutes: total stomach (5 patients), isoperistaltic gastric tube (5 patients), jejunal Roux-en-Y loops (4 patients), and isoperistaltic left colon (15 patients). Motor behavior of substitutes was assessed following dry swallows and following several stimuli… (More)