4. PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Right hemothorax
POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Same
PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Placement of anterior chest tube
PROCEDURE: The patient was draped ...
... and prepped in the usual manner. The area was infiltrated with 1% lidocaine. A 1-cm incision was made in the second intercostal space about 7 cm to the right of the midline in the anterior chest and a 20-F chest tube was passed. Good tidal volume was confirmed. The chest tube was anchored using 1-0 silk. The area was dressed and the chest tube placed on suction. The patient tolerated the procedure well. Complications none. CPT Code:
CPT code for Chest Tube insertion is ICD-9: 32551
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