AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Endovascular Coil Embolizations

The patient had a prophylactic embolization of the left kidney in preparation for a left radical nephrectomy. The procedure was done to reduce the amount of perioperative blood loss. In the procedure report, it was noted that bead block B particles were administered through the microcatheter and Vortex micro coils were deployed into the two dominant branches arising from the left inferior renal artery. How would this procedure be coded? ...

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