This procedure will be funded for the treatment of severe airway (Type 2) halitosis due to CCT if the following criteria can be met:
- Pathological halitosis (offensive smelling breath) which has been demonstrated to be due to CCT with tonsil crypt debris (tonsilloliths) with diagnosis confirmed by ENT specialist
- CCT has not responded to medical management over a period of three months. Medical management can include irrigation, saline gargling, topical antiseptic spray, anti-inflammatories.
Cases for Individual Consideration
On a case to case basis, patients might be eligible for surgical intervention, in consideration of their exceptionality. The requesting clinician must provide information to support the case for being considered an exception, by submitting an individual funding request.
|19 May 2020
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