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Repair Using Fenestration Device?

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    Hi,

    Anyone suggest the codes for the documentation..


    1. THORACIC ABDOMINAL AND PELVIC ARTERIOGRAMS.
    2. FENESTRATION:OF ACUTE TYPE-B AORTIC DISSECTION.
    3. MODERATE SEDATION.
    CLINICAL HISTORY:
    THIS IS A 59-YEAR-OLD FEMALE WHO PRESENTED TO AN OUTSIDE HOSPITAL WITH
    ACUTE ONSET OF BACK PAIN. INITIAL WORK UP DEMONSTRATED THE PRESENCE OF
    ACUTE TYPE-B AORTIC DISSECTION. WHILE IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT THE OUTSI
    FACILITY, THE PATIENT BECAME PARALYZED IN BOTH LOWER EXTREMITIES.
    AT THAT TIME, I RECEIVED A CALL FROM THE ER PHYSICIAN AND THE PATIENT WA
    TRANSFERRED TO BAPTIST HOSPITAL FOR FURTHER EVALUATION AND POSSIBLE
    TREATMENT.
    CONSENT:
    PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE, THE PROCEDURE, RISKS, BENEFITS AND ALTERNATIVES
    WERE DISCUSSED WITH THE PATIENT AND HER FRIENDS PRESENT IN THE EMERGENCY
    ROOM. ATTEMPT WAS: MADE TO CONTACT NEXT OF KIN, BUT THIS WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
    PROCEDURE:
    THE PATIENT WAS PLACED SUPINE ON THE ANGIOGRAPHY TABLE AND BOTH GROINS W RE
    PREPPED AND DRAPED IN A STANDARD STERILE FASHION.
    AFTER ADMINISTERING LOCAL ANESTHESIA, AN 18-GAUGE SINGLE-WALL NEEDLE WAS
    UTILIZED TO PUNCTURE THE RIGHT COMMON FEMORAL VEIN. A 0.035 BENTSON WIRE
    WAS ADVANCED THROUGH THE NEEDLE CENTRALLY AND THE NEEDLE WAS REMOVED.
    ACCESS WAS SECURED WITH A 5-FRENCH VASCULAR SHEATH. A 4-FRENCH PIGTAIL
    CATHETER WAS ADVANCED OVER THE WIRE AND THE WIRE AND CATHETER WERE ADVAN ED
    ACROSS THE ARCH TO THE ASCENDING AORTA. THE WIRE WAS REMOVED AND A FLUSH
    THORACIC AORTOGRAN WAS PERFORMED IN THE RAO PROJECTION.
    ATTENTION WAS THEN DIRECTED TOWARDS THE LEFT GROIN. AFTER ADMINISTERING
    LOCAL ANESTHESIA, AN 18-GAUGE SINGLE-WALL NEEDLE WAS UTILIZED TO PUNCTUR
    THE LEFT COMMON FEMORAL ARTERY. A 0.035 WIRE WAS ADVANCED THROUGH THE
    NEEDLE CENTRALLY AND ACCESS WAS SECURED WITH A 5-FRENCH VASCULAR SHEATH. A
    5-FRENCH MPA CATHETER WAS ADVANCED OVER THE WIRE TO THE LEVEL OF THE CON ION
    ILIAC ARTERY, AND THE WIRE WAS REMOVED. CONTRAST INJECTION WAS PERFORMED
    THROUGH THE CATHETER TO DETERMINE WHICH LUMEN THE CATHETER WAS IN.
    THE PIGTAIL CATHETER WAS RETRACTED TO JUST BELOW THE LEVEL OF THE DIAPHR .GM
    AND A FLUSH AORTOGRAM WAS PERFORMED THROUGH THE CATHETER.
    THE MPA CATHETER WAS ADVANCED OVER THE BENTSON WIRE AND ADVANCED ACROSS
    LARGE HOLE IN THE INTIMAL FLAP, JUST BELOW THE LEVEL OF THE DIAPHRAGM.
    MULTIPLE INJECTIONS WERE PERFORMED AT VARIOUS STATIONS TO BETTER DEFINE HE
    ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THIS ACUTE DISSECTION.
    A 0.035 TORQUE WIRE WAS ADVANCED THROUGH THE MPA CATHETER AND THE CATHET R
    WAS REMOVED. ACCESS WAS SECURED IN THE LEFT GROIN WITH A LONG 6-FRENCH
    VASCULAR SHEATH. THE SHEATH WAS ADVANCED TO THE LEVEL OF THE SUPRARENAL
    AORTA, AND A 5-FRENCH MPA CATHETER WAS READVANCED OVER THE TORQUE WIRE. HE
    TORQUE WIRE WAS REMOVED AND A 0.035 WIRE WAS ADVANCED THROUGH THE MPA
    CATHETER AND DIRECTED DOWNWARD IN THE FALSE LUMEN OF THIS DISSECTION.
    THE WIRE WAS THEN ADVANCED FROM THE LEFT GROIN INFERIORLY IN THE FALSE LUMEN OF THE DISSECTION TO THE LEVEL OF THE COMMON ILIAC ARTERY.
    THROUGH THE RIGHT COMMON FEMORAL SHEATH, WHICH WAS POSITIONED IN THE TRU
    LUMEN, RE-ENTRY INTO THE FALSE LUMEN WAS ACHIEVED USING A COMBINATION OF
    ANGIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES, ULTIMATELY WITH A STIFF ANGLED GLIDEWIRE. A 5-
    FRENCH CATHETER WAS ADVANCED OVER THE WIRE INTO THE FALSE LUMEN FROM THE
    RIGHT GROIN, AND THE WIRE WAS REMOVED. A SMALL LOOP SNARE WAS ADVANCED
    THROUGH THE CATHEThR AND USED TO CAPTURE THE WIRE COURSING FROM THE LEFT
    GROIN SUPERIORLY INTO THE FALSE LUMEN AND ULTIMATELY INTO THE RIGHT ILIA
    ARTERY. THE WIRE WAS THEN PULLED THROUGH THE RIGHT GROIN SHEATH. HOLDING UP
    BOTH ENDS OF THE WIRE, THE WIRE WAS PULLED DOWN IN ATTEMPT TO INCREASE T E
    SIZE OF THE PRESUMABLY NATURAL FENESTRATION DOWN TO THE LEVEL OF THE AOR IC
    BIFURCATION.
    ANGIOGRAPHIC RUNS WERE THEN PERFORMED THROUGH THE LEFT GROIN SHEATH. AN
    MM ANGIOPLASTY BALLOON WAS ADVANCED OVER THE WIRE AND USED TO
    ANGIOPLASTY/DILATE THE ENTRY SITE WE HAD CREATED. THE BALLOON WAS REMOVE:
    AND COMPLETION ANGIOGRAPHIC RUNS WERE PERFORMED THROUGH THE LEFT GROIN
    SHEATH. THE LEFT GROIN SHEATH WAS REMOVED, AND HEMOSTASIS WAS OBTAINED B
    MANUAL COMPRESSION. THE RIGHT GROIN SHEATH WAS LEFT IN PLACE TO FUNCTION AS
    AN ARTERIAL LINE,AS THE PATIENT REMAINED CRITICALLY ILL AND WITH GUARDE
    PROGNOSIS.
    THE PATIENT TOLERATED THE PROCEDURE WELL WITHOUT IMMEDIATE COMPLICATION.
    DISCUSSION:
    THORACIC AORTA:
    FLUSH AORTOGRAM DEMONSTRATES MINIMAL ANEURYSMAL DILATION OF THE ASCENDIN
    AORTA. THE SINOTUBULAR JUNCTION IS PRESERVED. THERE IS NORMAL ORIGIN OF HE
    BRACHIOCEPHALIC VESSELS. NO SIGNIFICANT STENOSIS IS IDENTIFIED. IMMEDIAT LY
    DISTAL TO THE LEFT SUBCLAVIAN VEIN, THERE IS IRREGULARITY OF THE AORTA A D
    NARROWING OF THE TRUE LUMEN. THIS PERSISTS TO THE LEVEL OF THE DIAPHRAGM
    ABDOMINAL AORTOGRAM:
    FLUSH AORTOGRAM PERFORMED FROM THE TRUE LUMEN DEMONSTRATES A LARGE NATUR L
    FENESTRATION JUST ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE RENAL ARTERIES. THERE IS BRISK
    FILLING OF THE FALSE LUMEN, BUT NO APPRECIABLE OUTFLOW IS DEMONSTRATED I
    THE CHEST OR ABDOMEN.
    AFTER EVALUATING THESE FINDINGS AND CONSIDERING THE LIKELIHOOD OF BENEFI
    FROM MULTIPLE APPROACHES, AS WELL AS THE RISK OF POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS
    IT WAS DECIDED THE PATIENT WOULD NOT BENEFIT FROM THORACIC FENESTRATION;
    HOWEVER, IT WAS FELT THAT THE PATIENT MAY BENEFIT FROM INCREASING THE
    OUTFLOW OF THIS FALSE LUMEN AND HOPEFULLY PREVENT ANY PROXIMAL MIGRATION OR
    EXTENSION OF THE FALSE LUMEN.
    A WIRE WAS PASSED: FROM THE LEFT GROIN ACCESS SITE INTO THE FALSE LUMEN D WN
    TO THE MOST INFERIOR ASPECT OF THE FALSE LUMEN WHICH WAS LOCATED IN THE
    DISTAL COMMON ILIAC ARTERY.
    FROM THE RIGHT GROIN ACCESS SITE, WHICH WAS IN THE TRUE LUMEN, AN ACCESS
    WAS MADE INTO THE FALSE LUMEN IN THE REGION OF THE COMMON ILIAC ARTERY. £HE
    WIRE FROM THE LEFT GROIN WAS THEN CAPTURED AND PULLED THROUGH THE RIGHT
    GROIN ACCESS SHEATH. USING THE “CHEESE GRATER TECHNIQUE”, THE WIRE WAS
    PULLED TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE FENESTRATION IN THE ABDOMINAL AORTA.
    AFTER DOING THIS, FLOW-LIMITING NARROWING WAS PRESENT IN THE ORIGIN OF T
    RIGHT COMMON ILIAC ARTERY, AND AN 8 MM ANGIOPLASTY BALLOON WAS THEN
    ADVANCED OVER THE. WIRE AND INFLATED ACROSS THIS REGION. THIS SIGNIFICANT
    IMPROVED THE FLOW: TO THE RIGHT LEG.
    IMPRESSION:
    1. FINDINGS CONSISTENT WITH PATIENT'S KNOWN HISTORY OF ACUTE TYPE-B
    DISSECTION WITH A NATURAL FENESTRATION IN THE ABDOMINAL AORTA JUST
    ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE RENAL ARTERIES. THIS DISSECTION DOES EXTEND
    PROXIMALLY TO THE. LEVEL JUST DISTAL TO THE ORIGIN OF THE LEFT
    SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF FENESTRATION IN THE CHEST.
    FURTHERMORE, FLOW. IN THE THORACIC PORTION OF THIS DISSECTION IS VERY
    SLUGGISH; THERE IS A LARGE AMOUNT OF THROMBUS WITHIN THE FALSE LUMEN
    IN THE TRANSVERSE ARCH AND THE DISTAL ASPECTS OF THE TRANSVERSE ARCH
    AND PROXIMAL DESCENDING AORTA.
    2. AFTER EXTENDING THE FENESTRATION THROUGH THE ABDOMINAL AORTA AND
    PRESERVING FLOW TO THE RIGHT COMMON ILIAC ARTERY, ANGIOGRAPHIC RUNS
    DEMONSTRATE PRESERVED FLOW TO BOTH LOWER EXTREMITIES.
    3. THE INTENT OF CREATING/EXTENDING THIS FENESTRATION INFERIORLY WAS T)
    HOPEFULLY PREVENT: ANY FURTHER PROXIMAL EXTENSION OF THIS DISSECTION.
    Best Regards
    Prabhavathi Kurchety, CPC

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    We have one similar to your's, but are having trouble finding codes for the "Fenestration" portion. This was not a co-surgeon so I do not think the 0078T applies, and we cannot access the responces you received to this. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance for your assistance,
    Kathryn M. Willard, CPC
    kwillard@pcinc-alaska.com

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