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There are ____ glands in the endocrine system of the body.

9

The peripheral nervous system refers to the nervous structures outside of the:

central nervous system

During skull-based surgery, if one surgeon performs the approach and a second physician performs the definitive procedure and a third physician performs the closure, what modifier is appended to the definitive procedure code?

no modifier is used

Shunts are devices used to:

relieve pressure in the brain caused by fluid buildup

What procedure is often performed with a laminectomy?

arthrodesis

Neuroplasty is the:

decompression of intact nerves

The Endocrine subsection of the CPT manual contains codes for ____ endocrine glands.

4

This is the most commonly known neuroplastic procedure:

carpal tunnel

Within the Endocrine System description, the terms subtotal and ____ mean something less than the total.

partial

When reporting a craniectomy/craniotomy procedure, it is uncommon that additional ____ is required.

grafting

In the Surgery of Skull Base, the ____ procedure is the method used to obtain exposure of the lesion.

approach

In the Surgery of Skull Base, the ____ procedure is what is done to the lesion.

definitive

The initials that indicate a shunting procedure are:

CSF

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