Susan Posted Mon 24th of September, 2012 21:45:07 PM
Spincterotpmy with stricture dilation with a catheter, what would be
SuperCoder Answered Wed 26th of September, 2012 14:03:27 PM
There are ERCP catheters fitted with dilating balloons that can be placed across a narrowed area or stricture. The balloon is then inflated to stretch out the narrowing. Dilation with balloons is often performed when the cause of the narrowing is benign (not a cancer). After balloon dilation, a temporary stent may be placed for a few months to help maintain the dilation.
I will code it 43271.
(When done with sphincterotomy, also use 43262)
(For radiological supervision and interpretation, see 74328, 74329, 74330)