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Trocar site wound exploration

Lee Posted Thu 08th of November, 2012 20:08:02 PM

I need a cpt for a Trocar Site wound exploration, with removal of subcucataneous fat. Dissection was carried down to the rectus abdominis muscle down to the posterior fascia, where no other tissue was found in this area of the muscle.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 09th of November, 2012 00:36:48 AM

49000-Exploratory laparotomy, exploratory celiotomy with or without biopsy(s) (separate procedure)
(To report wound exploration due to penetrating trauma without laparotomy, use 20102)

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