Balloon catheter dilation of paranasal sinus ostia for chronic sinusitis (IPG273)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'ear nose and throat conditions'
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on balloon catheter dilation of paranasal sinus ostia for chronic sinusitis.
Sinusitis occurs when air-filled cavities of the face (the sinuses) become inflamed. Balloon catheter dilation aims to help keep the sinus passages open and unobstructed by gently inflating a small balloon, which is introduced through the nose via a flexible tube.
Depending on which sinus the procedure is performed on one of the following OPCS-4 codes is assigned:
E13.8 Other specified other operations on maxillary antrum
E14.8 Other specified operations on frontal sinus
E15.8 Other specified operations on sphenoid sinus
E17.8 Other specified operations on unspecified nasal sinus
The following three codes are assigned directly after one of the codes listed above:
Y76.1 Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
Y40.3 Balloon dilation of organ NOC
Y53.4 Approach to organ under fluoroscopic control
In addition an ICD-10 code from category J32.- Chronic sinusitis is assigned.
The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS. The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided. www.connectingforhealth.co.uk/clinicalcoding
- IPG273 Balloon catheter dilation of paranasal sinus ostia for chronic sinusitis: guidance (web format)
- Balloon catheter dilation of paranasal sinus for chronic sinusitis (second interventional procedures consultation)
- Balloon catheter dilation of paranasal sinus ostia for chronic sinusitis (interventional procedures overview)
- Balloon catheter dilation of paranasal sinus ostia for chronic sinusitis (interventional procedures consultation)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: ear nose and throat conditions
This page was last updated: 10 January 2014
- Web format
- NICE Guidance (PDF)
- IPG273 Rhyddhau sinwsitis cronig gan ddefnyddio balŵn y gellir ei lenwi ag aer: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- None available
The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guidance, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guidance for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.