Denise Posted Wed 02nd of March, 2016 17:54:05 PM
What CPT code(s) would be appropriate for REPAIR AND EXCISION OF LEFT HYDROCELE?
Pt had complex septated multicomponent left hydrocele with larger lateral posterior compartment and a smaller hydrocele cavity involving the testicle.
"...large hydrocele cavity laterally and behind the left testicle..drained 600 ml fluid from this septated hydrocele
...drained 40-50 ml fluid from this smaller hydrocele sac which was loculated and separate from the larger one...edges of smaller hydrocele sac were then sutured behind the testicle using...
...had to excise some of the larger lateral hydrocele sac, and this was sent to pathology..then sewed edges behind the spermatic cord...
SuperCoder Answered Thu 03rd of March, 2016 08:14:59 AM
Appropriate code would be-
55040 Excision of hydrocele; unilateral