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    Default Neurosurgery excision of dural tag with release of tethererd cord

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    My Neurosurgeon released a tethered cord (63200) under microscope (69990) and he also excised a dural tag and sent for pathology.. Is it correct that this is inclusive?

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    I agree with you. The purpose of the procedure is to remove the adhesions (tags) from the dura to correct any neurological deficits. Often, we remove a specimen and send it to the lab for review. This is inclusive to the primary procedure.

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    Thanks so much!!


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