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Check Extension in Extramedullary Tumors and Report Technique

Tumors photoRead these two neurosurgery coding scenarios and know what CPT codes you should apply while ealing with such situations.

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Question: How do you report a suboccipital craniectomy and C1-3 laminectomy for removal of intradural extramedullary tumor?

Answer: Even though a far lateral transcondylar skull base approach with resection of upper cervical segments for access is reported with skull base approach as well as definitive procedure codes, the brief description delivered implies a direct posterior approach. There is no single code present that