CPT® 60281, Under Excision Procedures on the Thyroid Gland

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 60281 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Excision Procedures on the Thyroid Gland.

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Summary

This procedure involves complete surgical removal of the thyroglossal duct cyst or sinus, including its full extent up to the back of the tongue as well as a portion of the hyoid bone. This is also known as the Sistrunk procedure. Recurrent cysts may appear when the patient’s infection was not under adequate control prior to previous surgery or when a previous surgery did not remove sufficient tissue.

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