Aspiration of a scrotal hematoma

KaylaRieken

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Lidocaine was used to anesthetize the skin and deeper tissue, after which a 20 gauge needle was used to pierce through the right hemi scrotum. I used a 20mL syringe and I was able to aspirate out 160mL of maroon fluid. I then removed the needle and applied a Teflon dressing.

Not sure what to do here. I was looking at 10160 but I'm not sure if this would be correct.
 

csperoni

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10160 seems correct to me.
The provider cleans and isolates the area on the skin and inserts a needle into the fluid deposit area. He then withdraws the fluid or pus through the needle aspiration device. The provider applies antibiotics and dressing. The provider may place a pressure dressing over the area.
I don't see anything in the male genital section that would apply here.
 

KaylaRieken

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I didn't see anything in the male section either. That's exactly why I was leaning more towards the 10160 code too.
 
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