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    Question What CPT codes would you use for this surgery

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    Exclusion of esophageal and gastric segments around markedly disrupted esophagogastric anastomosis. The right thoracotomy wound was re-opened. With marked empyema and severe contamination and near total disruption of the anastomosis, reapir was not feasible. The gastric segment was exculded using a stapler. A 2-0 Prolene Suture used to close off esophageal segment. A second 2-0 Prolene suture used to reinforce initial closure of esophagus. Bioglue to close off some pleural tears. Chest tubes placed for drainage. The pt was closed. First sgy was done elsewhere.
    Last edited by Schwartz; 07-01-2009 at 07:06 AM.

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