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Old 08-31-2011, 01:15 PM
Jenuine Jenuine is offline
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Angry Excision of Ganglion Cyst of Shoulder

If there is one, what is the CPT code for an excision of a ganglion cyst of the shoulder? I've found a code for just about every other part of the body except the shoulder.

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Old 09-01-2011, 11:53 AM
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You will want to look at the Excision codes for the shoulder region (23076 -23078).
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:49 PM
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Thanks so much for the reply. I have one question. I saw that code but it is for a soft tissue tumor and I thought it was different with a cyst being a fluid filled sac and a tumor being a mass of soft tissue. So it's okay to use this code for a cyst?

23076 - Excision, tumor, soft tissue of tumor shoulder area; deep, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); less than 5 cm

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Old 10-04-2011, 01:37 PM
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Was this the only procedure done? Open or Scope?
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:54 AM
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If there is one, what is the CPT code for an excision of a ganglion cyst of the shoulder? I've found a code for just about every other part of the body except the shoulder.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
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