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Pressure measurements CPT

Deaconess Posted Mon 26th of February, 2018 10:15:29 AM
I have a question regarding this procedure on what the cpt is for pressure measurements on the splenic artery? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! Transverse skin incision was made in the left antecubital fossa and carried down through the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The left brachial artery was dissected out circumferentially. The patient was then systemically heparinized. The left brachial artery was then accessed with an 18-gauge needle, and 0.035 floppy-tipped wire was advanced into the subclavian artery under fluoroscopic guidance. A 5-French sheath was placed into the left brachial artery. A 5-French Kumpe catheter was then advanced into the left subclavian artery. A 0.035 angled Glidewire was then directed down the descending thoracic aorta and into the abdominal aorta. A 5-French Kumpe catheter was then advanced into the abdominal aorta at the level of the diaphragm. Multiple images were then taken of the abdominal aorta. The patient had an occlusion of the SMA at the origin and what appeared to be a widely patent celiac artery along with an inferior mesenteric artery. The celiac and splenic artery were then cannulated with the 0.035 angled Glidewire. The Kumpe catheter was then advanced into the splenic artery. Pressures were then obtained in the splenic artery along with the celiac axis. The pressures measured 162/52. The catheter was then pulled back into the aorta. There was no change in the systolic or diastolic pressure upon pullback into the aorta. The catheter and sheath was then removed. The arteriotomy was repaired with a 6-0 Prolene suture. The patient had excellent distal signals. Deep tissue was reapproximated with 3-0 Vicryl suture. Skin was reapproximated with 4-0 Monocryl suture. Sterile dressings were applied. The counts were correct at the end the procedure. There were no immediate complications. Patient tolerated the procedure well.
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Deaconess Posted Tue 06th of March, 2018 11:24:21 AM
Good morning~ I just added the note to give more information that goes so I could get what the cpt would be on the pressure measurement on the splenic artery? Are you able to help me with what that would be? That is all I am needing on this. Thank you!
SuperCoder Answered Wed 07th of March, 2018 07:02:34 AM

Hi Deaconess,

There is no specific code for splenic artery imaging hence, CPT code 37799 is an appropriate code for the above procedure.

Further query is welcome.

Have a good day.


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