A pigtail catheter is just a type of drain. It is called a pigtail because it is curved on the end (like a pig's tail). The curve helps keep the drain in place. These catheters may be used to drain abscesses, pleural effusions, hydronephrotic kidneys, etc. Some ureteral stents are pigtail-type catheters. In coding procedures where a pigtail type of drain is used, the key would be to look for what is being drained and then you will be able to assign the correct CPT code.
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