CPT® 48550, Under Pancreas Transplantation Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 48550 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Pancreas Transplantation Procedures.

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Summary

In this procedure, the provider removes the pancreas from a cadaveric, or nonliving, organ donor. He may include a segment of the duodenum, the first portion of the small intestine. He preserves the donor pancreas in a liquid maintained at a carefully controlled cold temperature until the time of transplantation in a recipient patient with pancreatic failure.

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