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Craniotomy for brain tumor

Je Posted Fri 08th of April, 2011 18:17:41 PM

What is the durectomy? Is the same that durotomy?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 12th of April, 2011 13:56:17 PM

Tumours of the spine can be in one of three anatomical locations: extradural, intradural-extramedullary, or intramedullary.
Extradural tumours that are invading the dura mater may require a durectomy.

Tumours of the spine can be in one of three anatomical locations: extradural, intradural-extramedullary, or intramedullary.
Extradural tumours that are invading the dura mater may require a durectomy.

I have of following suggestions for your review if these can be used for durectomy:
61600 Resection or excision of neoplastic, vascular or infectious lesion of base of anterior cranial fossa; extradural
61605 Resection or excision of neoplastic, vascular or infectious lesion of infratemporal fossa, parapharyngeal space, petrous apex; extradural
61607 Resection or excision of neoplastic, vascular or infectious lesion of parasellar area, cavernous sinus, clivus or midline skull base; extradural
61615 Resection or excision of neoplastic, vascular or infectious lesion of base of posterior cranial fossa, jugular foramen, foramen magnum, or C1-C3 vertebral bodies; extradural

Je Posted Tue 12th of April, 2011 18:49:11 PM

Thanks Sanjit

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