3.1 The surgeon who has been carrying out this procedure has been collecting data for several years on patients who have undergone the procedure, but there have been no publications to date.
The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.
'Interventional procedure overview of lumbar subcutaneous shunt', December 2002.
NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.