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The Hemic and Lymphatic Systems subsection is divided into what 3 subheadings?
Spleen, General, and Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Channels
Radiographic procedure to allow visualization of splenic and portal veins of spleen
How many codes does it take to completely code a splenoportography?
2. Code the injection (Surgery) and the radiological visualization (Radiology).
What are the two categories of lymphadenectomies?
Limited (removal of lymph nodes only)
Radical (removal of lymph codes and surrounding tissue)
How many codes does it take to completely code a lymphangiogram?
2. Code the procedure (Surgery) and the radiological superivision/interpretation (Radiology)
surgical pleating and folding of tissue to realign organs and provide extra support (eg diaphragm)
Weakening of diaphragm muscle, usually because of paralysis of the diaphragmatic (phrenic) nerve
Total or partial splenectomy codes are designated in the CPT manual as "________ procedures."
True or False:The difference between the mediastinum incision codes is whether the procedure is performed with or without a biopsy.
False. Codes are organized by surgical approach.
What ICD9 Index term do I reference when coding the harvesting of bone marrow?
"Donor, Bone Marrow" (V59.3)
sentinel lymph node
first lymph node(s) in the lymphatic basin that receives drainage from the primary tumor in the breast; identified by a radioisotope and/blue dye
A radiologist performs lymphoscintigraphy in the radiology dept. Then the general surgeon injects blue dye and excises a sentinel lymph node (both in the operating room). What two modifiers are used?
Radiology -26 (professional component)
Surgeon -59 (Distinct procedural service) for Injection (since also excising node)
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