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Open AAA Repair with Graft Limb to CFA
Open repair AAA w/right CIA attachment and left CFA as follows: Attention was then directed to the left common` femoral artery. The left limb of the graft was positioned within the previously described retroperitoneal tunnel. The left superficial femoral and profunda femoris arteries were controlled using elastic vascular loops. Using a #11 scalpel blade a longitudinal arteriotomy was made in the common femoral artery and extended using Potts scissors into the proximal profunda femoris artery. The plane between the plaque and the common femoral artery was developed circumferentially using a surgical elevator, and the plane was developed proximally and distally. The plaque was removed, and great care taken to remove all debris from the endarterectomized vessels. No tacking sutures were placed. The graft was spatulated and the femoral arteriotomy repaired in an end of graft to side of artery anastomosis using 5-0 Prolene suture in a running fashion. Would this be coded with 35081 and 35371? The left CIA, EIA and IIA were found to be occluded same session.
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