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Balloon Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration

Date: Dec 19, 2022


Are codes 37241, 36012 x 2, 76496 x 2, 75831 correct for the following?

"Ultrasound-guided access of the right internal jugular vein and right common femoral vein. Selective catheterization and venography from the left renal vein. Third order selection of the left gastrorenal shunt. Glide catheter was then removed over wire, and a 5 French Fogarty balloon catheter was placed. With the balloon inflated, diagnostic venography was then performed demonstrating large dilated varix. Plug-assisted retrograde venous obliteration of splenorenal shunt with GelFoam, STS, and lipiodol. Ultrasound-guided transsplenic access. Third order selection of the splenorenal shunt via the left coronary vein with subsequent diagnostic venography."

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