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Marsupialization of vulvar abscess?

Susan Posted Wed 04th of May, 2016 18:51:00 PM
Dr performed I&D of labial abscess and then marsupialization to prevent recurrence. Can I use 56440 for this procedure?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 05th of May, 2016 03:07:54 AM
Hi Susan, CPT code 56440 is the correct code. Marsupialization is considered treatment of choice to prevent recurrence of such cysts or abscess especially Bartholin abscesses and cysts.

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