CPT® 44955, Under Excision Procedures on the Appendix

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 44955 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Excision Procedures on the Appendix.

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Summary

The provider removes the appendix, saclike structure situated in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen at the junction of the large and small intestines, during the performance of another major procedure; He removes the appendix to relieve pain, because it shows evidence of active inflammation or scarring from previous inflammation, or to prevent rupture.

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