38525: The physician performs a biopsy on or removes one or more superficial lymph nodes. The physician makes a small incision through the skin overlying the lymph node. The tissue is dissected to the node. A small piece of the node and surrounding tissue is removed, or the node may be removed. The incision is repaired with a layered closure.
38740: The physician makes a diagonal incision across the lower axilla, exposing the axillary vein. The fatty tissue, lymph nodes, and vessels beneath the vein are dissected free. A drain is placed and connected to suction. The tissue and skin is closed with sutures.
I believe 38525 is correct in your case.
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