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is 37242 correct for geniculate artery embolization for OA tibial plateau?

Date: Oct 6, 2021

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Is 37242 correct for geniculate artery embolization for OA tibial plateau?

"Under ultrasound guidance the left common femoral artery was accessed with 21-guage needle. A 4 French exchange dilator and Bentson wire was placed into abdominal aorta. A 5 French SOS-2 catheter was then utilized to select the contralateral, right common and external iliac arteries. Bentson wire advanced into the right superficial femoral artery. Indwelling 5 French sheath was exchanged for 6 French Balkan sheath, and advanced to the level of mid external iliac artery. A 5 French Bentson catheter was inserted over wire into distal right superficial femoral artery. A TrueSelect microcatheter and shapable tip Fathom microwire used to manipulate into a branch arising from the popliteal artery which was the superior lateral geniculate artery The superior lateral geniculate artery was embolized with a temporary embolic agent, Primaxin, to a point of near arterial stasis."

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