CPT® 31587, Under Repair Procedures on the Larynx

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 31587 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Repair Procedures on the Larynx.

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In this procedure, the provider performs a laryngoplasty, the surgical repair or alteration of the larynx, or voice box in a procedure, known as a cricoid split. This procedure may be necessary for congenital or acquired subglottic stenosis, a narrowing of the airway below the vocal cords and above the trachea, which may be congenital or occur due to trauma or infection. A cricoid split includes transection or division by cutting across the circular laryngeal cartilage, or cricoid without placing a graft in order to enlarge the subglottic airway.

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