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    Question Excision of calcification from Triceps tendon

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    Does anyone know what CPT represents excising a calfication from the triceps tendon where it inserts into the olecranon process? The olecranon bursa was also excised. The op report states "the bursa tissue was excised and there was a calcified area over the olecranon process from the calcific tendinitis in the triceps region. I gently split the triceps slightly & then elevated the triceps off the calcific region & then removed that fragment, several sutures were placed to secure the triceps firmly." Any help/direction would be greatley appreciated. Thank you in advance Jody

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    "Where it inserts into the olecranon process" it is ossification ,callus formation or calcification, when it involves the olecranon process or at the insertion point , they all belong to the same family or group of description.
    I would go for the pathology/lesion at the olecranon process- excision or cerettage of bone cyst or benign tumor ( or any benign mass/cyst/ even calcification can be merited to a benign mass category at this context) of olecranon process- 24120.

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