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15 terms

Advanced Coding Ch. 15

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carpal tunnel
eight bones in the wrist that form a tunnel-like structure; the tunnel is filled with flexor tendons that control finger movement and provide a pathway for the median nerve to reach sensory cells in the hand
conization
removal of a cone-shaped piece of tissue
discectomy
removal of an intervertebral disc
enucleation of the eye
severing of the eyeball from extraorbital muscles and optic nerve and its removal
hysteroscopy
visualization of the cervical canal and uterine cavity using a hyseteroscopy
intracapsular cataract extraction
removal of lens and surrounding capsule
laminectomy
excision of the entire posterior arch or lamina of a vertebra
myringotomy
surgical incision of the tympanic membrane; usually performed to release pressure or fluid
neurostimulator
electrode and pulse generator that are implanted along the spine to alleviate pain or control spasms
omentectomy
surgical removal of the omentum
postpartum care
begins after vaginal or cesarean section delivery
salpingo-oophorectomy
surgical removal of both fallopian tubes and ovaries
transpedicular approach
performed through and inside the pedicle of a thoracic vertebra to access a thoracic disk
vaginal birth after cesarean
planned vaginal birth after previous cesarean section
varicocele
abnormal dilation of the veins of the spermatic testis