3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has published interventional procedures guidance on laparoscopic nephrectomy (including nephroureterectomy) and is developing a clinical guideline on chronic kidney disease [Now published as 'Early identification and management of chronic kidney disease in adults in primary and secondary care'].

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
July 2007

Sources of evidence

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

'Interventional procedure overview of laparoscopic deroofing of simple renal cysts', December 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.