CPT® 44960, Under Excision Procedures on the Appendix

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 44960 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Excision Procedures on the Appendix.

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The provider removes a ruptured, or burst, appendix, a saclike structure situated in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen at the junction of the large and small intestines. He performs the procedure because of abscess formation or widespread peritonitis, i.e., inflammation in the peritoneum, and to prevent further complications.

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