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bronchial artery embolization

  1. Default bronchial artery embolization
    Medical Coding Books
    Can we code the following report with

    Bronchial artery angiogram and embolization.
    After informed consent the patient's right groin was prepped and draped
    in sterile fashion. Using Seldinger technique the right common femoral
    artery was punctured and a 5-French sheath was placed in the common
    femoral artery. Through the sheath, multiple different catheters were
    used to catheterize multiple bronchial arteries and intercostal-bronchial
    On the initial injections, the superior lobe of the right lung was being
    supplied by the intercostal branches. This was selectively catheterized
    with a Renegade catheter and embolized with 500 micron particles.
    Multiple different catheters were then used to catheterize the main
    bronchial trunk supplying the central part of the right upper lobe.
    Marked hypervascularity was noted. This area was also then embolized with
    500 micron particles.
    Multiple different catheters were then used to catheterize the
    intercostal-bronchial trunks supplying the lateral aspect of the right
    lung. These areas were also embolized with 500 micron particles.
    There were no immediate complications.
    IMPRESSION: Successful bronchial artery embolization on the right side
    using 500 micron particles.
    Prabha CPC

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    I would find out what the physician means by "multiple" sounds like you may have more selections than the ones listed.

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