CPT® 50081, Under Incision Procedures on the Kidney

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 50081 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Incision Procedures on the Kidney.

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Summary

Nephrostolithotomy and pyelostolithotomy are surgical procedures used to remove or destroy a calculus.  Calculus is the accumulation of mineral salts (or other such materials) in the kidney, forming a stone.  The provider uses one of these procedures to remove a stone over 2 cm in diameter.

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