3 Further information

3.1 This guidance requires that clinicians undertaking the procedure make special arrangements for audit. The Institute has identified relevant audit criteria and developed an audit tool (which is for use at local discretion).

3.2 The Institute has issued interventional procedures guidance on intrauterine laser ablation of placental vessels for the treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
December 2006

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of septostomy with or without amnioreduction for the treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome', March 2006.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.