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middle turbinectomy

Barbara Posted Sun 23rd of February, 2014 13:23:02 PM

is partial excision of middle turb separate procdure or inclusive to due to access to ethmoid?

thank you

SuperCoder Answered Tue 25th of February, 2014 10:37:14 AM

Generally it is performed to access the sinus structures including ethmoid. in those cases it is not separately reportable. But it if performed to treat some middle turbinate pathology e.g, concha bullosa, Hypertrophy of middle turbinate it should be reported separately with appropriate code.

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