Recommendation ID
Further research on incisionless otoplasty should describe the precise surgical techniques used and should report both short- and long-term outcomes, including the need for further procedures.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Incisionless otoplasty comprises a variety of surgical techniques, carried out via minimal percutaneous access, that have been poorly described in the evidence, which includes a very small number of patients. The evidence on efficacy and safety is inadequate both in quality and quantity, and therefore the procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Incisionless otoplasty
Date issued
March 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?   No