CPT® 38792, Under Introduction Procedures on the Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Channels

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 38792 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Introduction Procedures on the Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Channels.

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Summary

The provider injects a contrast, or radioactive tracer into the target tissues and massages the tissue to move the dye into the lymphatic system. He performs this procedure to identify the sentinel node, and locate any traces of tumor draining into the node. This service is most often done for melanoma or breast cancer.

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