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Crack This Esophageal Varices Case

Question: Which codes apply to this report? May I report the diagnostic venography separately? The diagnosis is bleeding esophageal varices. The physician used right internal jugular vein access to perform angiography of the hepatic vein. He determined transvenous intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement was appropriate for the patient. He moved the catheter farther into the hepatic vein and used venography to [...]

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