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CPT 11771, Under Surgical Procedures on the Pilonidal Cyst

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 11771 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Surgical Procedures on the Pilonidal Cyst.

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April 04, 2016
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