Ligating a Vessel in a Trauma Patient

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July 12, 2018

Question:
What codes are used for ligating a vessel due to a traumatic injury?

Answer:
See codes 37565-37618, below. Select a code based on the anatomic area of the vessel. For example, Ligation, major artery (eg, post-traumatic, rupture); neck for ligating the jugular vein.

 

CPT Code

Description

37565

Ligation, major artery (eg, post-traumatic, rupture); neck

37616

chest

37617

abdomen

37618

extremity

 

*This response is based on the best information available as of 07/18/18.

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