Status Topic selection
Technology type Procedure
Decision Not selected
Reason for decision Not eligible for Health Technology Evaluation guidance
Further information The procedure is now considered standard clinical practice in the NHS. No new concerns have been raised about the efficacy or safety of the procedure therefore it would be inappropriate for us to examine these aspects of it. If you feel that NICE should develop guidance relating to the cost effectiveness or resource use of this procedure (or the equipment or device used to carry it out), please view the NICE website ( for more details.
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