Recommendation ID
Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube should only be used in the context of research, which should address the efficacy of the procedure in the short and longer term, and also document safety outcomes. Research studies should clearly describe which parts of the Eustachian tube are being treated and report subjective measurements of symptom improvement and objective measurements of Eustachian tube function.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Current evidence on the efficacy and safety of balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube is inadequate in quantity and quality.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube
Date issued
November 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? Yes  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No