The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh for uterine prolapse repair.

NICE was notified of various procedures for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. NICE asked the Review Body for Interventional Procedures to undertake a systematic review of these procedures. The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) considered the systematic review and have also produced guidance on: infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh for vaginal vault prolapse repair, sacrocolpopexy using mesh for vaginal vault prolapse repair, sacrocolpopexy using mesh for uterine prolapse repair and insertion of uterine suspension sling (including sacrohysteropexy) using mesh for uterine prolapse repair.

Description

Uterine prolapse occurs when the womb (uterus) slips down from its normal position into the vagina. Infracoccygeal sacropexy is an operation that involves the insertion of a piece of material (mesh) with the aim of holding the womb in place.

Coding recommendations

Q54.6 Infracoccygeal hysteropexy

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