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CPT 38500, Under Excision Procedures on the Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Channels

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 38500 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Excision Procedures on the Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Channels.

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January 02, 2018
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