Therapeutic sialendoscopy

NICE interventional procedures guidance [IPG218] Published date:

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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on therapeutic sialendoscopy.

  • Description

    The salivary glands are located around the mouth and the throat. These glands may at times be blocked, usually because of stones. Sialendoscopy involves the use of a flexible tube (endoscope) to enter a salivary gland and to visualise and remove the stone.

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    A code(s) is selected dependent upon the site and nature of the procedure:

    F51.1 Open extraction of calculus from parotid duct

    Y76.3 Endoscopic approach to other body cavity

    or

    F51.2 Open extraction of calculus from submandibular duct

    Y76.3 Endoscopic approach to other body cavity

    or

    F55.1 Dilation of parotid duct

    Y76.3 Endoscopic approach to other body cavity

    or

    F55.2 Dilation of submandibular duct

    Y76.3 Endoscopic approach to other body cavity

    or

    F51.8 Other specified open extraction of calculus from salivary duct

    Y76.3 Endoscopic approach to other body cavity

    Z26.3 Sublingual gland

     

    Note: If a stent is inserted then Y14.- Placement of stent in organ NOC can be used in addition. 

    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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