Gerson Ricardo DOMINGUES, Nelson Henrique MICHELSOHN, Ricardo Guilherme VIEBIG, Décio CHINZON, Ary NASI,
Carla Granja ANDRADE, Eponina Maria LEMME, Luiz João ABRAHÃO JUNIOR, Mauricio Gustavo BRAVIM,
Miguel Ângelo NOBRE-E-SOUZA, Nayara Salgado CARVALHO, Paulo J P C CARVALHO,
Tomás Navarro RODRIGUES, Joaquim Prado P MORAES FILHO
Background – The high-resolution manometry has been a significant advance in esophageal diagnostics. There are different types of catheter and systems devices to capture esophageal pressures that generate variable data related to Chicago Classification (CC) and consequently influence normal values results. There are not normative data for the 24-channel water-perfused high-resolution manometry system most used in Brazil with healthy volunteers in supine posture.
Objective – To determine manometric esophageal normative values for a 24-channel water-perfused high-resolution manometry catheter in supine posture using healthy volunteers according to CC 3.0 parameters.
Methods – A total of 92 volunteers with no gastrointestinal symptoms or medications affecting GI motility underwent esophageal high-resolution manometry by standard protocol. Age, gender and manometry parameters analyzed using Alacer software were collected. The median, range, and 5th and 95th percentiles (where applicable) were obtained for all high-resolution manometry metrics. Normal value percentiles were defined as 95th integrated relaxation pressure, 5th–100th distal contractile integral, and 5th distal latency. Results – The mean age was 40.5±13.2 years. Our normative metrics were integrated relaxation pressure <16 mmHg and distal contractile integral (708–4111 mmHg.cm.s) distal latency was <6 s and peristaltic break size (<4.0 cm). For EGJ-CI the range 5th–95th was 21.7–86.9 mmHg.cm.s.
Conclusion – This is the first report of normative data for the 24-channel water-perfused system in supine
posture. It revealed higher integrated relaxation pressure and distal latency duration which suggest the need to change CC 3.0 cutoffs for this system. It is observed that there is a tendency that DCI >7000 mmHg.cm.s may represent the lower limit of hypercontractility, and when <700 mmHg.cm.s (<5% percentile) interpreted as ineffective esophageal motility or failcontraction. Also compared to Chicago 3.0, higher integrated relaxation pressure
and duration of distal latency were found. We emphasize that these data must be confirmed by future studies.
HEADINGS – Esophagus. Gastrointestinal motility. Manometry. Peristalsis. Reference values.