Marva Posted Tue 27th of December, 2011 16:52:28 PM
SuperCoder Answered Tue 27th of December, 2011 19:41:39 PM
45380 (Colonoscopy, flexible, proximal to splenic flexure; with biopsy, single or multiple) uses disposable forceps that take tissue samples during an endoscopy. No electric current passes through them — thus, the term cold. You cannot use these forceps to cauterize bleeding that the forceps may cause. A partial polypectomy is usually a cold biopsy.