The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease.

As part of the NICE's work programme, the current guidance was considered for review but did not meet the review criteria as set out in the IP process guide. The guidance below therefore remains current.

  • Description

    The procedure involves the use of shockwave lithotripsy technology to treat Peyronie's disease.

    Extracorporeal shockwaves are high pressure, low frequency sound waves, generated by a device outside the body and applied to the affected tissue in a site-specific manner. In Peyronie's disease, the penile plaque is the target of these shockwaves and is generally localised using a ultrasound scanner.

    Shockwaves per session range from 2000-3000, with the average patient receiving around 3-5 treatment sessions.

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    Procedure

    SNOMED CT preferred term (concept ID)

    Extracorporeal shockwave destruction of lesion of penis (822221000000108)

     

    OPCS-4.7

    N27.4 Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy to lesion of penis

    Includes: Shockwave treatment for Peyronie’s disease

    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

     

    Diagnosis or health condition

    SNOMED CT preferred term (concept ID)

    Induratio penis plastica (1335005)      

    SNOMED CT provides clinical terms for entry into the patient record to store clinical information relevant to that encounter. The mandated classifications (OPCS-4 or ICD-10) provide a method to collect and aggregate data to allow accurate and consistent data analysis.

    The Clinical Classifications Service of the Health and Social Care Information Centre 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 Clinical Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided. Clinical Classifications Service — Health and Social Care Information Centre

     

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