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    I have been looking for a code for the removal of an aortic endograft . The AAA endograft was deployed three days prior and subsequently shifted requiring it's removal. Has anyone come across this situtation and if so how did you code your report?

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    Was this done percutaneous or open. If it was done percutaneously I would use 37203 and 75961 making sure dx is complication/mechanical of vascular graft. If open i would look at the removal of foriegn body code for where the incision was abd or leg. Hope this helps

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    The removal was an open procedure. the inital procedure was percutaneous.
    Thank you for your information. It does help.

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