Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube (IPG409)
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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube.
The Eustachian tube is a narrow tube that connects the middle ear with the back of the nose. If it is blocked, symptoms such as muffled hearing, pain, a feeling of fullness in the ear, tinnitus or dizziness may occur. In balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube, a flexible tube with a small balloon is inserted into the Eustachian tube through the nose. The balloon is filled with saline (salt water) and left in place for a short time, with the aim of widening the Eustachian tube.
D22.2 Intubation of eustachian canal
Y76.6 Endonasal endoscopic approach to other body cavity
Y40.3 Balloon dilation of organ NOC
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- IPG409 Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube: guidance (web format)
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- Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube: consultation comments
- Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube - Consultation document
- Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube - Overview
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: ear nose and throat conditions
This page was last updated: 10 January 2014
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- IPG409 Trin tiwb Eustachio wedi'i flocio drwy ddefnyddio balwn bach chwyddadwy: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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