AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 5 (May)

Surgery: Nervous System (May 2008)

May 2008 page 14d Surgery: Nervous System, 0169T, 61210, 61795, 62160 (Q&A) Question: The procedure was right frontal Ommaya reservoir placement with Stealth guidance and neuroendoscopy placement of the ventricular catheter with intraventricular chemotherapy infusion. Stealth was used for correct placement of the catheter because of small ventricles, and the burr hole was placed. The dura was opened, and the ventricular catheter was placed. An endoscope was used to verify the correct placement of catheter tip because chemotherapy will be infused. The endoscope was removed, and a catheter was attached and secured to the reservoir. Gelfoam was placed...

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