AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage Catheter Placement

The patient has a history of hepatocellular carcinoma and CT scan of the abdomen demonstrated increased intrahepatic bile duct dilation and obstruction of the left hepatic duct. During the procedure, sonography was used to confirm duct dilation and localize the puncture site. A catheter was advanced across the obstruction in the left hepatic duct. Following track dilation, a drain was advanced over the wire and the distal pigtail was locked in the small bowel. What is the correct body part for percutaneous external-internal biliary drainage catheter placement? ...

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