CPT® 37160, Under Portal Decompression Procedures on Arteries and Veins

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 37160 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Portal Decompression Procedures on Arteries and Veins.

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Summary

In this procedure, the provider incises a patient’s abdomen and creates a caval mesenteric venous anastomosis, or a connection between the superior mesenteric vein and the inferior vena cava.  This anastomosis helps in the treatment of portal hypertension as well as provides easy access to portal system for direct delivery of drug.

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