The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Endovascular stent-grafting of popliteal aneurysms.

Description

The popliteal artery is situated behind the knee and conveys blood to the lower leg and foot. An aneurysm is an abnormal swelling in the wall of an artery. Endovascular repair of popliteal aneurysm involves inserting a ‘stent-graft’ device through the femoral artery (in the groin) lining the inside of the aneurysm. The aim is for the stent-graft to bridge the weak spot within the artery and exclude the aneurysm, to reduce its risk of clotting or rupture.

Coding recommendations

Arteriotomy approach:

L63.5 Percutaneous transluminal insertion of stent into femoral artery

Includes: Popliteal artery

O20.- Endovascular placement of stent graft

Arteriotomy approach:

L63.5 Percutaneous transluminal insertion of stent into femoral artery

Includes: Popliteal artery

O20.-   Endovascular placement of stent graft

Y78.1 Arteriotomy approach to organ using image guidance with fluoroscopy

Z38.6 Popliteal artery

Percutaneous approach:

L63.5 Percutaneous transluminal insertion of stent into femoral artery

Includes: Popliteal artery

O20.- Endovascular placement of stent graft

Y53.4 Approach to organ under fluoroscopic control

Z38.6 Popliteal artery

In addition ICD-10 code I72.4 Aneurysm and dissection of artery of lower extremity is assigned.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) accreditation logo