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    If there is one, what is the CPT code for an excision of a ganglion cyst of the shoulder? I've found a code for just about every other part of the body except the shoulder.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!

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    You will want to look at the Excision codes for the shoulder region (23076 -23078).

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    Thanks so much for the reply. I have one question. I saw that code but it is for a soft tissue tumor and I thought it was different with a cyst being a fluid filled sac and a tumor being a mass of soft tissue. So it's okay to use this code for a cyst?

    23076 - Excision, tumor, soft tissue of tumor shoulder area; deep, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); less than 5 cm

    Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

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    Was this the only procedure done? Open or Scope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenuine View Post
    If there is one, what is the CPT code for an excision of a ganglion cyst of the shoulder? I've found a code for just about every other part of the body except the shoulder.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
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