There are ____ glands in the endocrine system of the body.
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?
Neuroplasty is the:
decompression of intact nerves
The Endocrine subsection of the CPT manual contains codes for ____ endocrine glands.
This is the most commonly known neuroplastic procedure:
Within the Endocrine System description, the terms subtotal and ____ mean something less than the total.
When reporting a craniectomy/craniotomy procedure, it is uncommon that additional ____ is required.
In the Surgery of Skull Base, the ____ procedure is the method used to obtain exposure of the lesion.
In the Surgery of Skull Base, the ____ procedure is what is done to the lesion.
The initials that indicate a shunting procedure are: