These clinical consensus statements were developed by the AAO-HNSF. A Clinical Consensus Statement (CCS) reflects opinions synthesized from an organized group of experts
into a written document. CCSs should reflect the expert views of a panel of individuals who are wellversed on the topic of interest while carefully examining and discussing the scientific data available. They are not to be confused with a formal evidence review and are not developed in accordance with clinical practice guidelines. Additionally, Consensus Statements are not intended as legal documents or a primary source of detailed technical information.