Patient Information (NHS England) - Ganglion excision patient leaflet
Norfolk and Waveney CCGS will only fund this procedure if the following criteria can be met:
- Chronic pain that has not responded to clinically appropriate pain relief for a period of one year
- Neurological loss/weakness as a consequence of the ganglion or mucoid cyst.
Note: Aspiration as a conservative management will not be funded; the evidence shows that it is unreliable in its success and recurrence rates.
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.
||10 January 2019
||19 February 2019
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