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    Default internal drainage of perirectal abscess

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    the dr. performed a rigid proctosigmoidoscopy the anal retractors were inserted and the point of maximal fluctuance ws then aspirated with an 18-gauge spinal needle. the overlying mucosa was then incised with electrocautery. the opening was enlarged with finger fracture and the abscess cavity was aspirated with suction. the only code i find is 46040.

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    I would look at cpt 46045, as he/she incised the mucosa, which leads me to believe this is a submucosal abscess.

    Just a thought,

    Jaime, CPC
    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

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