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exam 9/22/10

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what is the term for the channel between the middle ear and the nasopharynx?
auditory tube/ eustachian tube
define tinnitus
sensation of noises in the ears (ringing, buzzing, whistling, booming)
medical term for nerve deafness occurring with aging
presbycusis
medical term for a fungal infection of the ear
otomycosis
acoustic neuroma
benign tumor arising from the acoustic vastibulocochlear nerve (eighth cranial nerve)
audiometer
instrument to measure hearing
auditory meatus
channel leading from the outer ear flap to the eardrum
cerumen
waxy substance secreted by the external ear. (ear wax)
cholesteatoma
collection of skin cells and cholesterol in a sac within the middle ear.
cochlea
snail shaped spirally wound tube in the inner ear. ( contains hearing sensitive receptor cells)
eustachian tube
channel between the middle ear and the nasopharynx
labyrinth
maze like series of canals of the inner ear
myringotomy
incision of the eardrum
ossiculoplasty
surgical repair of the ossicle
otolaryngologist
medical doctor specializing in the ear, nose and throught
otomycosis
fungel ear infection of the external auditory canal.
otosclerosis
hardening of the bony tissue of the middle ear
perilymph
fluid contained in the labyrinth of the inner ear
pinna
auricle; flap of the ear
semicircular canals
passages in the middle ear associated with maintaining equilubrium
suppurative otitis media
bacterial infection in the middle ear (puss formation occurs)
tinnitus
sensation of noises in the ears
tympanoplasty
surgical repair of the eardrum
vertigo
sensation of irregular or whirling motion either of oneself or external objects
modifiers may affect?
the way a payment is made / reimbursment
modifiers are used to indicate what type of information?
altered service, bilateral procedure, multiple procedures, professional part of the service/ procedure only, more than one physician/ surgeon
what type of service is modifer 57 (decision for surgery) used on?
e/m service
what type of service is modifier 51 (multiple procedures) used on?
preformed on same day or same session by the same provider (except e/m codes)
modifier 80 (assistant surgeon) is used when?
a surgical asst. provides service to the primary surgeon.
modifier 32 (service mandated) pick an example of when a service is mandated.
police requirement for a rape or abuse victim. third party payer or worker's compensation.
the modifier AA is an example of what type of modifier?
HCPCS
the multiple modifier is indicated with which modifier?
-99
_blank___lists some hcpcs modifiers in the cpt book
appendix A
bruising of the brain tissues along or just beneath its surface accompanied by symptoms lasting more than 24 hours describes a:
cerebral contusion
what is the medical term for periodic severe headaches that may be completely incapacitating?
migraine
what is the medical term for a chronic brain disorder characterized by sudden episodes of abnormally intense electrical activity in the brain?
epilepsy
what is the medical term for inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord?
meningitis
what is the medical term for unilateral facial paralysis?
bells palsy
what is the medical term for a slight paralysis in either half of the body?
hemiparesis
what is the medical term for a highly contagious viral disease that affects the anterior horn cells of the gray matter in the spinal cord?
polyomyelities / post polio syndrome
symptoms and signs of brain tumors include what?
headache, seizures & congnitive dysfunction
gait disturbances, lethargy & nystagmus
fever, stiff neck, & unilateral facial paralysis