CPT® 38505, Under Excision Procedures on the Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Channels

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 38505 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Excision Procedures on the Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Channels.

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Summary

The provider excises or biopsies lymph nodes lying near the surface of the body using a needle. The provider commonly performs this procedure to identify and diagnose the cause of disease in the lymph node or surrounding tissues. The provider can excise any superficial node, but more often the nodes in the cervical, axillary, and inguinal areas.

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