CPT® 61684, Under Surgery for Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation or Vascular Disease Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 61684 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Surgery for Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation or Vascular Disease Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain.

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Summary

In this procedure, the provider removes a portion of skull bone and resects an arteriovenous malformation, AVM, from the infratentorial region of the brain. This region is located below the tentorium cerebella, a fold of dura mater separating the cerebellum from the occipital and temporal lobes. This is surgery for a simple arteriovenous malformation, with a size 3cm or less, easily accessible, without deep venous drainage, and without involvement of areas of the cortex that relate to areas such as senses, speech, and language.

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