CPT® 39010, Under Incision Procedures on the Mediastinum

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 39010 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Incision Procedures on the Mediastinum.

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Summary

The provider opens and inspects the mediastinum through an approach called a mediastinotomy. He reaches the mediastinum by incising either the thorax, or the sternum, or breastbone. He inspects the mediastinum, removes any foreign body that may be present, drains any fluid collections, and may take a sample of the adjacent tissue for detection of disease.

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