We produce patient booklets which are based on our clinical guidelines. These patient booklets explain the recommendations in the clinical guideline; and help to make patients aware of the tests and treatments they should expect to receive from the NHS.

These patient booklets are a lay translation of the clinical guidelines.  They are not intended to be general information leaflets.

This booklet has been withdrawn as it is over 10 years old.

Without a full review of the evidence it is not possible to be certain that the guideline:

If there is still a need for a guideline in this area, please propose a topic to the SIGN Executive.



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