Corpectomy T11 - posterior approach

RebeccaWoodward*

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I have a couple of questions...Was the corpectomy performed for an intraspinal/intrinsic lesion? Decompression only? Partial? Complete? If the corpectomy was for a intrinsic lesion (partial) ...maybe 22112. Keep in mind that 22112 is without decompression. If this doesn't fit, then I would be inclined to recommend an unlisted code since the 63xxx series are for anterior approach.
 

jdemar

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No, the corpectomy was not for intrinsic bony lesion, w/o decompression. It was 'partial corpectomy T11 with decompression of spinal cord.'


Patient DX: T10-T11 herniated nucleus pulposis with cord compression and lower extremity paraparesis.

OP PROC[
1. Laminectomy T10-T11.
2. Partial corpectomy T11 with decompression of spinal cord.
3. Bilateral traspedicular diskectomy T10-T11 w use of op room microscp
4. Posterior spinal fusion T9-T12 w pedicle scre instrumentation & allograft.

I do have all other codes.....thanks again!
 
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