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Endoscopic frontal sinusotomy

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    Default Endoscopic frontal sinusotomy
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    The doctor dictated the following:

    The agar nasi cells were removed exposing the frontal recess. The cavity was then irrigated and packed with Telfa Polysporin splints.

    He is listing this part of the surgery as:

    31256

    Does the dictation support Frontal Sinusotomy?

    I'd appreciate input.

    Thanks.

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    I just had a similar scenario last week. I was looking at 31276.

    31256...Antrostomy = opening into bone: the surgical creation of an opening into an antrum, usually for drainage purposes...

    Your method, endoscopic, seems to fit better with 31276. Anyone else?

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    Yes, I meant 31276 for consideration. Wrong key stroke or a brain infarct. Thank you for your response.

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