CPT® 61001, Under Injection, Drainage, or Aspiration Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 61001 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Injection, Drainage, or Aspiration Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain.

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Summary

The provider performs subsequent punctures of the dura, through the soft spot of the skull, known as the fontanelle, or the joint of the cranial bones in the skull, known as the coronal suture. The procedure is typically performed on infants to remove built up blood or cerebrospinal fluid and to relieve pressure.

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