CPT® 63077, Under Anterior or Anterolateral Approach for Extradural Exploration/Decompression Procedures on the Spine and Spinal Cord

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 63077 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Anterior or Anterolateral Approach for Extradural Exploration/Decompression Procedures on the Spine and Spinal Cord.

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Summary

In this procedure, the provider repairs a herniated thoracic disc. The provider decompresses the nerve roots or spinal cord by removing all or a portion of the herniated disc. He uses grafts to fill the empty space created by removing the disc. The herniation of a thoracic disc occurs less often than in other segments of the spine. A thoracic herniation causes pain which, depending on the type of herniation, may concentrate in the upper back, radiate to the chest or abdomen, or result in myelopathy, the inflammation and swelling of the spinal cord.

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