Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis (IPG348)
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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis.
It replaces the previous guidance on High-flow interposition extracranial to intracranial bypass, IPG73, July 2004.
In intracranial atherosclerosis disease, blood vessels (arteries) in the head can become narrowed or blocked. An extracranial to intracranial bypass is an operation to join a blood vessel outside the skull to one inside the skull, bypassing the problem. The aim is to maintain and improve blood supply to the brain to prevent stroke.
L29.6 High-flow interposition extracranial to intracranial bypass from external carotid artery to middle cerebral artery
L29.7 Bypass of carotid artery by anastomosis of superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery
L29.8 Other specified reconstruction of carotid artery
Note: L29.8 is used to capture all other extracranial to intracranial bypass procedures not included at L29.6 or L29.7. Additional codes are required if a graft is utilised.
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- IPG348 Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis: guidance (web format)
- Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis: consultation comments table
- Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis - Interventional Procedures Consultation Document
- Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis - Interventional Procedures Overview
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: stroke
This page was last updated: 11 October 2012
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- IPG348 Dargyfeirio rhydwelïau wedi culhau a achoswyd gan atherosglerosis yn y pen gan ddefnyddio grafftiau rhydwelïol: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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