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    How would I code CT guided splenic abscess drainage? A drain was placed into the splenic abscess and sewn in place. I know to use 75989 for guidance, but not sure what code to use for the spleen?

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    I would suggest 10160/75898
    Here is a coding guideline from Dr Z:

    Use code 10160 for catheter drainage of abscess, cyst, hematoma, or bulla in a location not yet defined by a site specific code, such as the subcutaneous tissue of the thigh or abdomen


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    New Delhi, India


    Unfortunately, I am not having a book currently. From EncoderPro's help, I think it should be an unlisted procedure - 38999 with guidance code 75989. Just my 2 cents.

    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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