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    can someone please help me with this op report ? Thank you


    HISTOY: 75 year old female with tuberculosis under current therapy with left paraspinous fluid collection suspicious for abscess, as well as significant ascites.

    PROCEDURE: Following informed consent, under CT guidance, initial aspiration of the left paraspinous fluid collection is performed, turbulent/purulent nonodorous fluid is initially aspirated, an 8-French Locking Pigtail Catheter introduced and 60cc’s of purulent material aspirated. Cavity is flushed with normal saline, and catheter left to suction drainage.

    1.Successful placement 8-French drainage catheter in to left paraspinous abscess.

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    Casper, Wyoming


    75989 with 49061; I got this out of the Interventional Radiology Coder book from MedLearn, 2011 edition.
    Last edited by rjburd68; 08-09-2011 at 02:07 PM.

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