AMA CPT® Assistant - 1993 Issue 4 (April)

Skull Base Surgery (Winter 1993)

Winter 1993 pages 15-21 Coding Clarification Skull Base Surgery In CPT 1994, new codes were added to describe skull base surgery. This surgery is unique in that it involves operating on a portion of the skull which was inaccessible prior to the development of innovative surgical approaches to lesions affecting the deep facial structures that are adjacent to the undersurface of the cranium (ie, the base of the skull). In order to treat lesions found at the base of the skull, the expertise of head and neck surgeons, neurotologists, neurological surgeons, and plastic and reconstructive surgeons is often required...

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