A patient with thrombocytopenia likely secondary to splenic sequestration, underwent interventional radiology transcatheter embolization of the inferior and medial poles of the splenic artery using hydropearl embolics. Completion angiography was suggestive of ideal partial splenic embolization. The final impression states that approximately 60% embolized spleen. When an embolization procedure is done to treat thrombocytopenia likely secondary to splenic sequestration, is the objective to completely or partially close off the vessel? What is the correct root operation(s) for embolization of different segments of the splenic artery?
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In this scenario, the intent of treating the thrombocytopenia is partial occlusion, as the documentation states, “ideal partial occlusion” and “60% embolized spleen”. This embolization procedure meets the root operation definition of Restriction - Partially closing an orifice or the lumen of a tubular body part. Only one code is assigned, as embolization was done to the inferior and medial poles of the same artery (splenic).