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Urology-Resection of necrotic/calcified tissue from prostatic fossa

Cherie Posted Fri 25th of July, 2014 06:58:27 AM

I have a question concerning what code would I need for the following:

At this time we placed a 24 French continuous resectoscope. With the resecting loop we were able to get necrotic and calcified tissue from the prostatic fossa with some difficulty. After completely getting all of this tissue resected, we fulgurated any areas of active bleeding.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 28th of July, 2014 07:44:50 AM

We are working on it and will get back to you very soon. Thanks !!

Cherie Posted Wed 30th of July, 2014 07:04:56 AM

Anything about this question yet? Thanks

SuperCoder Answered Wed 30th of July, 2014 08:33:17 AM

Code 52630 is an appropriate code to be used in the above scenario.

52630 represents 'Transurethral resection; residual or regrowth of obstructive prostate tissue including control of postoperative bleeding, complete (vasectomy, meatotomy, cystourethroscopy, urethral calibration and/or dilation, and internal urethrotomy are included)'.

Thanks !!

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