AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2011 Issue 2


A 10 year old patient with recurrent penetrating nasal dermoid with dermal sinus presents for repair. The patient was given orotracheal anesthesia and was prepped for surgery. Excision of extensive nasal dermoid was performed down to the right septum. Nasal mucoperisteal flaps were advanced to the septum to reconstruct the defect that had been created by removal of the sinus and the flaps were bilaterally advanced, elevated and rotated. What CPT code(s) should we report for this procedure? ...

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