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Open approach fulguration of ovary

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    I have a question about a procedure performed with an open approach. Surgeon did fulguration of endometriosis from an ovary during an exploratory laparotomy. I know the laparoscopic code would be 58662, but as this was done with an open approach I can not find a corresponding open code. I would be extremely grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.

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    Florence

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLSJarrel View Post
    I have a question about a procedure performed with an open approach. Surgeon did fulguration of endometriosis from an ovary during an exploratory laparotomy. I know the laparoscopic code would be 58662, but as this was done with an open approach I can not find a corresponding open code. I would be extremely grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.

    Thanks,
    Florence
    I would just report the exploratory laparotomy and not worry about the fulturation of endometrosis. In this case it is just included as a part of the laparotomy.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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