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Correctly Code Multiple Sinus Endoscopies

Question: A patient presents to the department for a functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) procedure. The surgeon performs a bilateral anterior and posterior ethmoidectomy. The surgeon then performs a left frontal endoscopy including the removal of polypoid tissue. Additionally, a bilateral maxillary antrostomy is performed. The indicating diagnoses include recurrent acute ethmoid sinusitis and a frontal sinus polyp. What are the [...]