CPT® 38700, Under Radical Lymphadenectomy (Radical Resection of Lymph Nodes)

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 38700 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Radical Lymphadenectomy (Radical Resection of Lymph Nodes).

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Summary

The provider excises the lymph nodes from the top of the hyoid bone, a small bone in the midline near the base of the tongue and above the thyroid. In cases of metastatic cancer it may also be necessary to remove the lymph nodes and other tissue in the area of the jaw and upper neck.

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