HELP!! Esophagus foreign body removal using laryngoscope. What to code?

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Hi,

I am coming across several reports wherein there is a foreign body in the esophagus. However, instead of using a rigid esophagoscope, the physician is using a laryngoscope and a telescope.
What code should be coded?

43194 - Esophagoscopy, rigid, transoral; with removal of foreign body(s)

or

31531 - Laryngoscopy, direct, operative, with foreign body removal; with operating microscope or telescope

Please help!
 
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