Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease (IPG29)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease.
As part of the NICE's work programme, the current guidance was considered for review but did not meet the review criteria as set out in the IP process guide. The guidance below therefore remains current.
The procedure involves the use of shockwave lithotripsy technology to treat Peyronie's disease.
Extracorporeal shockwaves are high pressure, low frequency sound waves, generated by a device outside the body and applied to the affected tissue in a site-specific manner. In Peyronie's disease, the penile plaque is the target of these shockwaves and is generally localised using a ultrasound scanner.
Shockwaves per session range from 2000-3000, with the average patient receiving around 3-5 treatment sessions.
N27.4 Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy to lesion of penis
Includes: Shockwave treatment for Peyronie’s disease
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- IPG29 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease: guidance (web format)
- IPG29 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease: guidance
- IPG29 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease: understanding NICE guidance
- IPG29 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease: distribution list
- Consent - procedures for which the benefits and risks are uncertain
- Interventional procedures consultation document - extracorporeal shockwave therarpy (ESWT) for Peyronie's disease
- Overview of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease
This page was last updated: 08 February 2011
- Web format
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- IPG29 Therapi siocdonnau allgorfforol i drin clefyd Peyronie: deall canllawiau NICE
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