- Recommendation ID
- NICE encourages further research into endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for squamous dysplasia of the oesophagus, including observational data collection. Studies should clearly define patient selection. Outcomes should include completeness of ablation, resolution of squamous dysplasia, progression to cancer and quality of life. All complications should be reported, particularly development of oesophageal strictures.
- Any explanatory notes
- Current evidence on the efficacy of endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for squamous dysplasia of the oesophagus is inadequate in quality and quantity. With regard to safety, there are well-recognised complications, particularly oesophageal strictures. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for squamous dysplasia of the oesophagus
- Date issued
- July 2014
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|