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    Default 42999 for Thornwaldt cyst removal

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    Is 42999 the only code we can use to report the removal of a Thornwaldt/Tornwaldt cyst?

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    Smile Evon P, CPC

    In the past we have used the 42999 code with success for Thornwaldt cyst excision. I think this code best describes procedure as there is no nasopharynx excision codes. Good luck.
    Evon P, CPC
    Itmtn ENT Specialists

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