Laparoscopic prostatectomy for benign prostatic obstruction (IPG275)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'lower urinary tract symptoms in men'
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on laparoscopic prostatectomy for benign prostatic obstruction.
The prostate gland lies just under a man's bladder. Benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) happens when the prostate gland gets bigger, squeezing the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the tip of the penis (the urethra) and causing problems with passing of urine. Laparoscopic prostatectomy involves removing the prostate through small cuts in the abdomen, using a fine telescope to see inside the body (also known as 'keyhole surgery').
A code from category M61.- Open excision of prostate is assigned
Y75.2 Laparoscopic approach to abdominal cavity NEC
In addition ICD-10 code N40.X Hyperplasia of prostate is assigned.
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- IPG275 Laparoscopic prostatectomy for benign prostatic obstruction: guidance (web format)
- Laparoscopic prostatectomy for benign prostatic obstruction (interventional procedures consultation)
- Laparoscopic prostatectomy for benign prostatic obstruction (interventional procedures overview)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: lower urinary tract symptoms in men
This page was last updated: 25 October 2012
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- IPG275 Llawdriniaeth twll clo i dynnu chwarren y brostat i drin rhwystr prostadol anfalaen: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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