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    Default Internal Carotid Shortening?

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    My doc did a Right carotid endarterectomy with a shortening of the right internal carotid artery with patch closure..

    Just wondering in the shortening included or is there a CPT I am missing somewhere for it!! I cant seem to find any information on shortening of the internal carotid :-/ any help is greatly appreciated!

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    This bundles into the carotid endartectomy. It's done to provide a better "lay" of the artery which goes to establishing/promoting inflow/outflow by any means necessary. 35301 is all they get.

    Keri H, CIRCC

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    Thank you!! that is what I thought but my dr insisted that there should b something else to go with it! Just wanted the reassurance! Thank yoiu again

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