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Cavernous sinus biopsy

Rhonda Posted Thu 15th of March, 2012 19:07:40 PM

The pt had a percutaneous trans-forman ovale cavernous sinus biopsy under stealth control. This was done by needle aspiration. We're not sure how to code this procedure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 16th of March, 2012 05:19:56 AM

Cavernous sinus is a cavity at the base of the brain that contains a vein, several nerves, and other structures. CPT 61140 is for brain biopsy by using forceps or curette. Here needle is used for biopsy. If biopsy path is imaged from two slightly angled directions to help guide the needle, I would prefer to use CPT 61750.

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