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    Default biopsy right carotid space and right parotid space.

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    Do i need to code it as two seperate biopsy

    Procedure: core needle biopsy of the right carotid space and right
    parotid space.
    Anesthesia: lidocaine local, monitored anesthesia care.
    Complications: none.

    Technique A spiral acquisition utilizing 0.75 mm collimation was
    acquired in the axial orientation from the clivus to the mandible
    following the intravenous administration of contrast. The
    dataset was used to create contiguous 3 mm thick axial sections.

    Utilizing a 20-gauge coaxial needle two passes were made of soft
    tissue within the right carotid space at C1/C2 level.

    Utilizing a 20-gauge coaxial needle a single pass was made at the
    junction of the soft tissue involving the right parotid space and
    the right cervical erector muscles at C1 level.


    Successful biopsy of the right carotid space and right parotid

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    i would code 21550-RT,21550-51,RT SINCE BOTH ARE IN C1-LEVELS .

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