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Ultrasound-guided aspiration of a right renal cyst.

  1. Default Ultrasound-guided aspiration of a right renal cyst.
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    Hello All:
    How to code renal cyst aspiration 50200,76942 or 50390,76942 please confirm.

    The patient was prepped and draped in a sterile manner.
    Sonographic examination of the right flank demonstrated a large
    cyst in the lower pole of the right kidney. The site was marked
    and approximately 3 mL of 1% lidocaine were administered
    subcutaneously. An 18-gauge needle was inserted percutaneously
    under real-time sonographic guidance into the cyst, and an image
    was recorded. Approximately 80 mL of straw-colored fluid was
    aspirated. Residual fluid was sonographically visualized within
    the cyst. The needle was then repositioned and a small amount of
    fluid was aspirated, but the remainder could not be completely

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    50390 is the code for aspiration.
    50200 is for percutaneous needle biopsy for kidney. This is usually done under fluoroscopic guidance and clearly mentioned as biopsy.
    Take care.

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