CPT® 38573, Under Laparoscopic Procedures on the Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Channels

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 38573 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Laparoscopic Procedures on the Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Channels.

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Summary

The provider excises all lymph nodes on both sides of the pelvis through minimally invasive skin incisions, takes samples of lymph nodes in the aortic area along with peritoneal and diaphragmatic washings, and excises omentum. He may take biopsies of the serosa lining the peritoneal cavity. This procedure is done to remove any diseased lymph nodes and prevent cancer from spreading further.

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