Fetal vesico–amniotic shunt for lower urinary tract outflow obstruction

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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on fetal vesico-amniotic shunt for lower urinary tract outflow obstruction in December 2006. In accordance with the Interventional Procedures Programme Process Guide, guidance on procedures with special arrangements are reviewed 3 years after publication and the procedure is reassessed if important new evidence is available.

The guidance was considered for reassessment in December 2009 and it was concluded that NICE will not be updating this guidance at this stage. However, if you believe there is new evidence which should warrant a review of our guidance, please contact us via the email address below.

  • Description

    Insertion of a shunt to drain bladder of a fetus with outflow obstraction

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    R04.1 Percutaneous insertion of fetal vesicoamniotic shunt

    Y53.- Approach to organ under image control

    A code from category Y95.- Gestational age must be assigned in a subsidiary position where this information is available.

    Note: Codes within category Y53.- are used as secondary codes to classify interventions that are percutaneous and require some form of image control: if the method of image control is unspecified, Y53.9 Unspecified approach to organ under image control is assigned.

    The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS.   The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided.  www.connectingforhealth.co.uk/clinicalcoding

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