CPT® 48520, Under Repair Procedures on the Pancreas

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 48520 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Repair Procedures on the Pancreas.

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Summary

In this procedure, the provider creates a surgical opening directly between a cyst in the pancreas and the gastrointestinal tract, usually the small intestine, to provide a method for internal drainage of the contents of the cyst. This reduces pain from an enlarging cystic mass and prevents complications such as internal bleeding due to rupture of the cyst.

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