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    Question suture AV fistula

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    Doc performed very minimal procedure to control bleeding of AV fistula - this is how it reads:
    Using a 3-0 silk suture, a figure-of-eight suture was placed directly over the bleeding point. Lower aspect of the fistula was also inspected. There is an ulcer here about 5 mm in size which is not friable. No suture was placed here however, Gelfoam was placed over both sites and then a wrap was placed over this.

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    We use a simple repair code, 12001.

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