Recommendation ID
Further information from research and collaborative data collection would be useful. This should include clearly defined patient selection criteria and long-term outcomes. NICE may review this procedure on publication of further evidence.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of endoscopic balloon dilatation for subglottic or tracheal stenosis is inadequate in quantity and quality. 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 balloon dilatation for subglottic or tracheal stenosis
Date issued
April 2012

Other details

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?   Yes