CPT® 32998, Under Other Procedures on the Lungs and Pleura

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 32998 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Other Procedures on the Lungs and Pleura.

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Summary

In this unilateral procedure, the provider uses a minimally invasive approach to introduce a needle electrode into the chest cavity. The electrode generates heat using radio waves, which the provider uses to destroy tumor cells in the lung, pleura, or chest wall. The provider may or may not use imaging guidance. 

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