The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on laparoscopic deroofing of simple renal cysts.

  • Description

    Solitary cysts in the kidney are common, but rarely cause any symptoms. Multiple cysts are less common and are usually due to polycystic kidney disease, which is an inherited condition. Laparoscopic deroofing involves draining the cyst and removing part of the cyst wall, which is done through small cuts in the abdomen using a fine telescope to see inside the body ('keyhole surgery').

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    M04.1 Deroofing of cyst of kidney

    Y75.2 Laparoscopic approach to abdominal cavity NEC


    M10.3 Endoscopic deroofing of multiple cysts of kidney

    Note: Both options have been provided, as historically both options have been utilised.

    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.

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