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    Patient underwent ct guided biopsy hours earlier and now presents w/ 50% pneumothorax.

    My doc did the following; CT guided chest tube placement, ct guided cath drain

    In the supine position, the appropriate entrance point was determined, area marked cleaned and draped and infiltrated w/ 1% lidocaine. 18 gauge chiba needle was advanced into the pleural space, air was aspirated, a superstiff was advanced, the needle was exchanged for fascial dilators. A 10 french all purpose chest tube was advanced in the pleural space with the use of a 3-way stopcock, the pneumothorax was aspirated, catheter was sutured to the body wall and connected to a heimlich valve.

    32551? I feel like I am missing something here, any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Apr 2007
    Alexandria, LA


    If guidance was used and documented (I'd like to see more than just in the header) - then add 75989.

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    My codes are,


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