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Open Ovarian Drilling

Question: Our patient was scheduled for a laparoscopic right oophorectomy along with left ovarian drilling. However, due to the largesize and decreased mobility of the lesion, our physician performed a laparotomy with right oophorectomy along with left ovarian drilling for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Would I be correct to use unlisted code 58999 for the ovarian drilling? South Dakota Subscriber Answer: [...]

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