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Resection of Tumor

Caralee Posted Thu 21st of March, 2013 16:51:46 PM

Need coding help for the complex brain surgery that took more than 12 hours. Pt. had Petroclival meningioma. Pt. went for resection of meningioma surgery. Dr. performed following approaches : extended middle cranial fossa approch with petrous apex resection and right presigmoid transpetrosal and right reromastoid approch. Removal of meningioma from middle and posterior cranial fossa for definitive procedure -double time for whole procedure, use of microscope and sterotacic frameless volumetric navigation during procedure. Thank you.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 22nd of March, 2013 17:48:47 PM

This is complex. I have forwarded this to my editor. She will respond you soon.

Thanks,

SuperCoder Answered Fri 22nd of March, 2013 21:41:42 PM

It is difficult to provide accurate coding recommendations for complex cases without the operative note. Please provide that and we do have a separate section for Coding OP reports. Please contact Manney at 866-228-9252 Extn : 4165

Thanks

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