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    Default Thigh abscess drainage

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    Can we code the below procedure with 27301 & 75989?

    Clinical history: 51 y/o male s/p wide local excision of left
    thigh sarcoma on 6/26/09 now presents with larger left anterior
    thigh fluid collection.
    The left anterior thigh site was marked, prepped and
    draped in a sterile fashion. The area was locally anesthetized
    with 1% lidocaine. Using ultrasound guidance, a 19 gauge guiding
    needle was advanced, positioned with the tip within the fluid
    collection. An Amplatz wire was advanced and seen coiled within
    the collection. The tract was dilated and a 10 Fr APD catheter
    was placed. The loop was formed and locked in place. The
    position was verified with another series of images. The catheter
    was then secured to the skin with 3-0 prolene. 80cc of
    serosanguinous fluid was aspirated. At the end of the procedure
    a sterile dressing was applied, thus terminating the procedure.
    Specimen was taken to Pathology at the end of the procedure for
    culture and sensitivity and cytology.
    Impression: Ultrasound guided drainage of left anterior thigh
    fluid collection with 10 Fr APD.
    Prabha CPC

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    I am thinking 75989/10060

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLS2 View Post
    I am thinking 75989/10060

    I second.
    Danny L. Peoples

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