Incisionless otoplasty (IPG422)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'ear nose and throat conditions'
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Incisionless Otoplasty.
Incisionless surgery to correct protruding ears.
Protruding ears can be distressing to the individual who has them. This procedure aims to improve the appearance of the ear without cutting into the skin. A hollow needle is used to divide the ear cartilage, and stitches buried under the skin are used to remould the ear.
Includes: Correction of prominent ear.
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- Incisionless otoplasty: consultation comments table
- IPG422 Incisionless otoplasty: guidance (web format)
- IPG422 Incisionless otoplasty: understanding NICE guidance (MS Word format)
- Incisionless otoplasty: equality impact assessment form
- Incisionless Otoplasty - Consultation Document
- Incisionless Otoplasty - 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
- Web format
- Full Guidance (PDF)
- IPG422 Llawdriniaeth heb endoriad i gywiro clustiau ymwthiol: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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