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CPT code closure of the pseudomeningocele

SuperCoder Posted Tue 10th of January, 2012 20:42:15 PM

Exploration of left frontotmeporal craniotomy and the closure of the pseudomeningocele CPT code. The patient had previously underwent a resection of a left temporal AVM and has devleoped a psuedomeningocele which didn't improve w/ tapping of the spinal fluid.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 11th of January, 2012 07:53:16 AM

I think 61619 is closest, but it also include use of flap for closure.

SuperCoder Posted Wed 11th of January, 2012 17:46:35 PM

'the approach was not at the base of the cranial, it was frontotemporal. Surgeon removed the bone flap.'

SuperCoder Answered Tue 17th of January, 2012 17:50:08 PM

Sorry! the anatomical section is truly different as you said.
Can you please document the detailed Op Report.

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