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Thyroid Gland, Excision
Partial or subtotal; Within the endocrine system description , the terms subtotal and partial mean something less than the total
The peripheral nervous system refers to the nervous structures outside of the central nervous system
Skull,Meninges, and Brain
When reporting a craniectomy / craniotomy procedure. it is common to also code grafting procedures
Surgery of the skull Base Terminology
In the Surgery of Skull Base, the APPROACH PROCEDURE is the METHOD used to obtain exposure of the lesion .
In the surgery of skull base, the DEFINITIVE PROCEDURE is what is DONE to the lesion
Surgery of Skull Base
During skull-based surgery. if one surgeon performs the approach and a second physician performs the definitive and a third physician performs the closure, no modifier is used
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CFS) Shunt (62180-62258)
Shunts are devices used to : relieve pressure in the brain caused by fluid build up
Introduction/injection of Anesthetic Agent, Diagnostic of Therapeitic LAMINECTOMY --
is often performed with a arthrodesis
Introduction/injection of Anesthetic Agent, Diagnostic of Therapeitic
is the compression of intact nerves
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