CPT Coding For an Extrapleural Pneumonectomy in Malignant Pleural Meso

A patient diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma may elect to have a risky procedure performed called an extrapleural pneumonectomy.  Question: Patient is seen today for treatment of his malignant pleural mesothelioma. An extrapleural pneumonectomy is performed under general anesthesia. The diseased lung was removed, along with the lining of the lung (pleura), lining of the heart […]