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Q: CPT Codes their two, Needle biopsy with ultrasound guidance of the prostate of 87 yr old male with an elevated PSA> The pathology results of the biopsy are negative for malignancy.
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User: CPT Codes their two, Needle biopsy with ultrasound guidance of the prostate of 87 yr old male with an elevated PSA> The pathology results of the biopsy are negative for malignancy.

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AttyK|Points 53|

User: Needle biopsy with ultrasound guidance of the prostate of an 87-year-old male with an elevated PSA. The pathology results of the biopsy are negative for malignancy.

Weegy: What's your question?
AttyK|Points 53|

User: Needle biopsy with ultrasound guidance of the prostate of an 87-year-old male with an elevated PSA. The pathology results of the biopsy are negative for malignancy.

Weegy: What's your question?
AttyK|Points 53|

User: Needle biopsy with ultrasound guidance of the prostate of an 87-year-old male with an elevated PSA. The pathology results of the biopsy are negative for malignancy.

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AttyK|Points 53|

User: what are the cpt codes for Needle biopsy with ultrasound guidance of the prostate of an 87-year-old male with an elevated PSA. The pathology results of the biopsy are negative for malignancy.





Weegy: Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, exceeded only by lung cancer. It accounts for 33 % of all male cancers and 10 % of male cancer-related deaths. [ The disease is histologically evident in as many as 34 % of men during their fifth decade of life and in up to 70 % of men aged 80 years old and older. Transperineal template-guided stereotactic saturation prostate biopsy, typically using 30 to 80 cores, is being proposed as a method to detect prostate cancer in high-risk men with multiple negative extended prostate biopsies, including men with an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) that is persistently rising, men with histologic evidence of atypia on prior prostate biopsy, or men with histologic findings of high-grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) on prior biopsy. Digital rectal exam (DRE) and PSA tests detect prostate abnormalities, but they can not determine whether these abnormalities are cancer or benign; only a biopsy can confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer risk factors include persistent elevated PSA, atypia, or high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) on prior biopsy. A core needle biopsy of the prostate under transrectal ultrasound guidance is the main method used to diagnose prostate cancer. A narrow needle is placed through the wall of the rectum into the prostate gland. The needle removes a cylinder of tissue, usually about 1/2-inch long and 1/16-inch across. A pathologist assigns a Gleason primary and secondary grade to the biopsy specimen. Usually 6 to 18 cores are removed to get a good sample and tell how much of the gland (if any) is affected by cancer; however, 10 to 12 tissue cores are considered the standard of care (Wilson and Crawford, 2004). It has been reported that 38 % of prostate cancers are missed by prostate biopsy (Patel et al, 2004). There is some evidence that the sensitivity of needle biopsy could improve by 30 % to 35 % by increasing the number of biopsy cores beyond 6 (e.g., 14 to 45 cores) (Stewart et al, 2001). Some investigators have proposed even more extensive sampling (30 to 80 cores). ]
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