Radiology Question for the Week of August 5, 2019

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week


May I report 49185 for sclerotherapy of a lymphocele?


Code 49185 may be used for sclerotherapy of a lymphocele, however note that sclerotherapy of a lymphatic malformation would be reported by embolization code 37241.

49185 Sclerotherapy of a fluid collection (e.g., lymphocele, cyst, or seroma), percutaneous, including contrast injection(s), sclerosant injection(s), diagnostic study, imaging guidance (e.g., ultrasound, fluoroscopy) and radiological supervision and interpretation when performed

This question was answered in our Essentials of Interventional Radiology Coding. For more hot topics relating to interventional radiology services, please visit our store or call us at 1.800.252.1578, ext. 2.