Evidence Review
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World J Clin Pediatr. Sep 9, 2023; 12(4): 162-170
Published online Sep 9, 2023. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v12.i4.162
Use of endolumenal functional lumen imaging probe in investigating paediatric gastrointestinal motility disorders
Emily White, Mohamed Mutalib
Emily White, Mohamed Mutalib, Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, London SE1 7EH, United Kingdom
Mohamed Mutalib, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London, London SE1 7EH, United Kingdom
Author contributions: White E wrote the draft; Mutalib M wrote and edited the manuscript; and all authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Mohamed Mutalib, MD, Doctor, Lecturer, Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, United Kingdom. mohamed.mutalib@gstt.nhs.uk
Received: July 9, 2023
Peer-review started: July 9, 2023
First decision: July 19, 2023
Revised: August 9, 2023
Accepted: August 23, 2023
Article in press: August 23, 2023
Published online: September 9, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: Manometries are commonly used to investigate gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders albeit with acknowledged limitation to their diagnostic yield. Endolumenal functional lumen imaging probe (EndoFLIP), an emerging technology uses impedance planimetry to provide cross sectional area, distensibility and diameter of a hollow organ. EndoFLIP is increasingly used as an adjunct diagnostic tool to provide diagnostic information and to guide therapy for many GI motility disorders.