Annie Posted Wed 23rd of April, 2014 10:02:26 AM
OPERATION: Diagnostic bronchoscopy.
PROCEDURE IN DETAIL: The patient was taken to the Endoscopy Suite and
placed in the appropriate position. The oropharynx was numbed using
Lidocaine Spray. A mouth piece was then placed. Sedation was obtained by
Versed and Fentanyl IV. The flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope was then
passed through the mouth. The upper airway and the vocal cords and the
trachea were inspected and were unremarkable. The main carina was sharp.
The right and left tracheobronchial tree was then inspected up to the
second bronchial divisions. There was no evidence of abnormal mucosa, no
swelling and no endobronchial lesions. No evidence of new or old blood was
seen. The bronchoscope was then withdrawn. The patient tolerated the
procedure well. He returned to recovery in a stable condition
SuperCoder Answered Wed 23rd of April, 2014 11:09:40 AM
This is 31622
Bronchoscopy is a technique to visualize the inside of the airways for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. A rigid or flexible bronchoscope is inserted into the airway through the nose or mouth to examine the patient's airways for abnormalities such as foreign bodies, bleeding, or tumor. Fluoroscopic guidance may be utilized which is included in this procedure. Physician may perform cell washing and the specimen can be taken from the lungs for biopsy.
Report this code for the procedure "diagnostic bronchoscopy".