Surgery – Nervous System

Sacral Nerve Stimulation: CPT Coding
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Sacral Nerve Stimulation: CPT Coding

Name That Code Question:  A female patient with interstitial cystitis is being seen by her urologist for percutaneous implantation of a neurostimulator electrode array. The neurostimulator electrode array is placed for direct transforaminal sacral nerve stimulation, and fluoroscopic guidance is used to place the electrodes. Assign the correct CPT code. Answer:  CPT: 64561 Sacral Nerve Stimulation…

Possible Brain Herniation May Require Ventricular Puncture
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Possible Brain Herniation May Require Ventricular Puncture

Brain herniation is a serious and often fatal problem that requires immediate medical care. Therefore, when a patient presents with possible brain herniation, a surgeon may elect to perform a ventricular puncture to drain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).  Question:  Patient is brought to the operating room with possible brain herniation. The surgeon performs a ventricular puncture…