CPT® 61597, Under Posterior Cranial Fossa Skull Base Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 61597 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Posterior Cranial Fossa Skull Base Procedures.

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The provider accesses the posterior cranial fossa, jugular foramen, or midline skull base using a far lateral transcondylar approach. If needed, the surgeon also removes a portion of the occipital condyle, the mastoid bone, and part of the C1 to C3 vertebrae and/or decompresses the vertebral artery and moves it, if necessary, to access the cerebellum. The selection of a particular approach will depend on the location and size of the lesion. Report other surgeries, repairs or reconstructions separately.

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