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peristomal bleeding

Elaine Posted Thu 24th of May, 2012 19:16:46 PM

The patient has had a laryngectomy. She presents to the emergency room with profuse bleeding from the peristomal area. The patient was intubated through the stoma.

The stoma was suctioned and carefully examined. Large superficial vein surrounding the stoma was identified as the bleeding site. Two 3-0 silk suture ligatures were applied to the stomal area with control of the hemostasis.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 25th of May, 2012 09:05:37 AM

There is no specific CPT for control of peristomal hemorrhage. You could use unlisted for this.

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