AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Evacuation of Subdural Hematoma and Control of Bleeding Artery
The patient was admitted with a subdural hematoma (SDH) and underwent craniotomy for evacuation of the large hematoma. During surgery, a bleeding cortical artery causing the SDH was found, and this vessel was cauterized. Would the cauterization of the cortical artery also be coded? How should this surgery be coded? ...
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