Below is a list summarizing the CPT codes for incision procedures on the pharynx, adenoids, and tonsils.
CPT Code 42700
CPT 42700 describes the incision and drainage of a peritonsillar abscess.
CPT Code 42720
CPT 42720 describes the incision and drainage of an abscess through an intraoral approach in the retropharyngeal or parapharyngeal area.
CPT Code 42725
CPT 42725 describes the external approach for incision and drainage of a retropharyngeal or parapharyngeal abscess.