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    Question delorme procedure

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    One of my surgeons gave me the code 45130 for a Delorme procedure. My notes state that a Delorme procedure is code 45505. The op reads:
    The mucosa was incised circumferentially and dissection was carried proximally circumferentialy in the submucosal mucosa was reapproximated to the distal edge with circumferential simple interrupted 3-0 Vicryl sutures which were also placed through several "pleats" of rectal muscle.

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    Thanks greatly!

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    Question Delorme Procedure

    I guess I am totally confused. According to CPT a Delorme Procedure is also a pericardectomy. I wouldn't think there would be 2 procedures on 2 different organ systems with the same name.

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    You are correct, there is a cardio code also. This is for a rectal prolapse.

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