Aspiration of perigraft fluid collection

May 18, 2017


Would you code the aspiration in addition to the angioplasty of the AV graft? "Intervention: We then used a 7 x 40 mm balloon, and under angiographic guidance balloon angioplastied the venous outflow stenosis. Completion angiogram showed no amount of extravasation or dissection. Sheath was removed and good puncture hemostasis obtained. We then used an 18 gauge needle to puncture the large flow collection. We aspirated about 1 cc from two different areas. The fluid was clear. No blood was aspirated. This was sent for gram stain and culture. A sterile dressing was applied."

Question ID: 9335
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