Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of August 5, 2019

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

May I report 49185 for sclerotherapy of a lymphocele?

Answer:

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

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