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 produced interventional procedures guidance on extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
February 2008

Sources of evidence

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

'Interventional procedure overview of laser-assisted cerebral vascular anastomosis without temporary arterial occlusion', June 2007.

Information for patients

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