CPT® 50576, Under Endoscopy Procedures on the Kidney

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 50576 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Endoscopy Procedures on the Kidney.

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Summary

In this procedure, the provider inserts an endoscope through an incision in the skin over the kidney or the renal pelvis to analyze the kidney and ureter and may take a tissue sample of the kidney for biopsy. He may perform this procedure with irrigation or instillation of saline to better view the structures. He may also perform a ureteropyelography, or a radiological examination of the ureter and renal pelvis by injecting contrast. He also destroys any abnormal renal tissue through electric current or by incising the tissue.

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