Mechanical Thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke (Item No 35414)

 group T8 - surgical operations

 subgroup 3 - vascular

 subheading 13 - interventional radiology procedures

 Mechanical thrombectomy, in a patient with a confirmed diagnosis of acute ischaemic stroke caused by occlusion of a large vessel of the anterior cerebral circulation (including intraoperative imaging and after-care), if:

a)  The diagnosis is confirmed by an appropriate imaging modality (such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging or angiography): and

b)  The service is performed by a specialist or consultant physician with appropriate training as recognised by the Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Interventional Neuroradiology: and

c)  The service is provided in an eligible stroke centre

 For any particular patient, item to be claimed once only on the same occasion, regardless of the number of times mechanical thrombin to me is tempted (H) (anaesth) (assist)