AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Vascular Ring Surgery and Double Aortic Arch
A nine-year-old girl with a diagnosis of vascular ring and double aortic arch presents for division of the ring. At surgery, a left thoracotomy was carried out, a small ligamentum arteriosus was identified, and divided with electrocautery. The left aortic arch was revealed and circumferentially dissected, ligated and divided. After division of the ligamentum, there was no apparent compression to the esophagus. What are the appropriate PCS codes for this procedure? ...
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