CPT® 61316, Under Craniectomy or Craniotomy Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 61316 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Craniectomy or Craniotomy Procedures.

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Summary

In this add–on procedure, the provider makes an incision in the skin and temporarily places a cranial bone graft into a remote subcutaneous site for future retrieval. The provider creates a pocket underneath the skin, most often in the abdomen, and places a split thickness  or full thickness bone graft, or shaved or bone dust material into the pocket. This procedure is often necessary when brain swelling makes immediate replacement of the bone flap inadvisable,  as it may aggravate intracranial pressure.

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