High-Resolution Anorectal Manometry

High-resolution anorectal manometry is done to evaluate patients with constipation and/or fecal incontinence. It helps identify the specific problems and the best treatments. The most common problems studied are:

  • Fecal incontinence (inability to control evacuation of the bowel)
  • Anorectal cause of constipation
  • Need for surgery or biofeedback
  • Hirschsprung disease in children (an inborn absence of nerves in the wall of the colon)