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    I have a 17 year old boy having a Patent Ductus Arteriosus repaired via thoracotomy. After a long search, I coded it 35021. I would like other's advice before I submit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgossett View Post
    I have a 17 year old boy having a Patent Ductus Arteriosus repaired via thoracotomy. After a long search, I coded it 35021. I would like other's advice before I submit it.

    Thanks
    See 33820 - repair of PDA; by ligation or 33822 - repair of PDA by division, younger than 18 years.

    I think (and I could be wrong) the thoracotomy is inclusive to the procedure.

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