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Abscess drainage subphrenic vs peritoneal

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    Can anyone help me on the difference between a subphrenic and a peritoneal abscess drainage? I know the procedure codes are 49041 and 49021, respectively. My question is, anatomically, what is the difference? Every anatomy book I find states that the subphrenic (subdiaphragmatic) is within the peritoneal cavity, so I'm confused.

    Thanks for your help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darburnette View Post
    Can anyone help me on the difference between a subphrenic and a peritoneal abscess drainage? I know the procedure codes are 49041 and 49021, respectively. My question is, anatomically, what is the difference? Every anatomy book I find states that the subphrenic (subdiaphragmatic) is within the peritoneal cavity, so I'm confused.

    Thanks for your help!!
    This is an excellent question! and I have been looking for a good answer which I have yet to find. I wanted to respond to keep this thread near the top. Perhaps some others will chime in...
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by darburnette View Post
    Can anyone help me on the difference between a subphrenic and a peritoneal abscess drainage? I know the procedure codes are 49041 and 49021, respectively. My question is, anatomically, what is the difference? Every anatomy book I find states that the subphrenic (subdiaphragmatic) is within the peritoneal cavity, so I'm confused.

    Thanks for your help!!
    I too would like to know the difference between these. Anyone?

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