Mediastinal Abscess

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"Cervical abscess extending down into the posterior mediastinum: LT lateral thoracotomy performed - there was a walled off process at he apex as predicted and with dissection of the lung the purulent pleural process was encountered just above the arch posteriorly. Cultures were taken and irrigation of the thoracic cavity performed. lung reinflated and no visceral pleural air leak noted. Three chest tubes left in pleural space, one posterior apical tube into the abscess cavity." Would code 39010 be appropriate for this case?

Question ID: 9434
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