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Residual Hydrocele and Foreign Body Granuloma After Vasectomy

Question: My urologist performed a left hydrocelectomy with excision of right sperm granuloma and extraction of a vasectomy clip on the left side. I am not sure of the proper coding. For example, should I use an unlisted code for the extraction? Maine Subscriber Answer: For this procedure, first report 55520 (Excision of lesion of spermatic cord [separate procedure]) for the removal [...]

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