AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Craniectomy with DuraGuard Placement
Prior to surgery for resection of a glomus jugular tumor, a patient had placement of a DuraGuard barrier between the cerebellum and the tumor to minimize the risk of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and brain injury. At surgery, a craniectomy was carried out, the dura was opened and a DuraGuard barrier was glued in place between the cerebellum and nerve complex. What is the appropriate ICD-10-PCS code for insertion of a DuraGuard barrier? ...
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