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ARACHNOID CYSTS

Sandra Posted Tue 03rd of January, 2017 13:37:11 PM
What CPT code would you use for an intradural fenestration of the arachnoid cysts without a laminectomy?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 04th of January, 2017 01:12:38 AM

Spinal arachnoid cysts can be extradural and intradural. Usually Laminectomy or Laminotomy is required to perform arachnoid cyst fenestration. As mentioned above that fenestration was perfromed without laminectomy, so, we recommend to use modifier -52 (if Laminotomy was performed) with CPT Code range 63265 - 63273. Use the appropriate CPT code according to the type of lesion (extradural/intradural) and location (cervical/thoracic/lumbar/sacral).

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