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Lumbar drain replacement

Date: Feb 15, 2023


Dr. Z-- is there a CPT code for lumbar drain replacement? Many drain replacements have their own CPT code. Procedure report below without PHI. Thank you!

Contrast was injected into the existing lumbar drain, which was confirmed to be in the epidural space, and this drain was removed.

A 22 gauge LP needle was inserted into the lumbar region above as a guide. A 14 gauge LP needle was inserted into the lumbar region at the L2-L3 interspace.  There was return of CSF fluid and a lumbar tube with a wire was insert was threaded through the LP needle and into the subarachnoid space. The needle was then remove followed by the wire and dressing was then applied over the lumbar drain

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