Meniscal cyst removal help!!!!

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Procedure performed: There was a large 2cm muliloculated lateral meniscal cyst which was debrided. There was a lateral meniscal tear involving the anterior horn and a lateral menisectomy was performed as well as chondromalacia grade iii and a chondroplasty also performed.

My question is can the debridement of the meniscal cyst be billed along with the menisectomy, since it was in the same compartment? I know that the chondroplasty is included. Will the cpt code for cyst debridement be the same as the foreighn body removal 29874. Any help will be appreciated.
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