CPT® 61692, Under Surgery for Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation or Vascular Disease Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 61692 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 dura mater of the brain, a thick outer covering of the brain. This is surgery for a complex AVM, larger than 3 cm, with possible deep venous drainage, meaning the AVM is involved with the main conduits that drain blood from the brain, which increases risk of bleeding, or the involvement of the cortex areas that relate to sense, speech, and language.

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