CPT® 49491, Under Hernia Open Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 49491 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Hernia Open Procedures.

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The provider repairs a reducible hernia in the groin of a premature infant, born before the 37th week of pregnancy. He repairs this initial hernia at any time from the infant’s birth until 50 weeks after the original date of conception. He may also excise a hydrocele, a swelling in the scrotum, the sac that encloses the testicles.


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