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the mucosal and submucosal tissue of the lips and cheeks are included in the oral cavity.


when a colectomy is performed, a segment of the stomach is resected and an anastomosis is performed between the remaining ends.


the correct code for an intaoperative colonic lavage is 44701


with the exception of incisional and ventral hernias, the use of mesh or other prosthesis is not separately reported when performing hernia repairs.


for a fine needle aspiration of the salivary gland, the correct code would be 42400.


when coding 44701 it is necessary to add a modifier -51.


code 45999 is the correect code to report an unlisted laparoscopic procedure of the anus.


if totally unrelated to the condition requiring critical care, code 43260 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is ERCP.


a common abbreviation for procedure code 43260 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is ERCP.

feeding purposes

a gastrostomy tube is placed inside the stomach for:

all of the above

when a diagnostic colonoscopy is coded, the code includes:


the first step in choosing the correct digestive endoscopic procedure code is to identify the -- of the procedure.


the procedure used to develop an artificial opening through the abdominal wall is:


what two words are important factors in coding hernia repair?


plastic repair of the cleft lip/nasal deformity primary bilateral, one of two stages.


excision, lesion of the palate with a simple primary closure.


I&D of a peritonsillar abscess.


a diagnostic esophagoscopy was performed. during the procedure an esophageal polyp was found and removed by hot biopsy forceps.


a direct ligation of esophageal varices.


a physician is placing a nasogastric tube using fluoroscopic guidance.


a morbidly obese patients stomach is partitioned with a staple line on the lesser curvature. a short limb of small bowel 90 cm is divided and anastomosis was accomplished to the upper stomach pouch.

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