Below is a list summarizing the CPT codes for introduction and removal procedures on the lungs and pleura.
CPT Code 32550
CPT 32550 describes inserting an indwelling tunneled pleural catheter with a cuff.
CPT Code 32551
CPT 32551 describes the procedure of tube thoracostomy, which includes connecting to a drainage system such as a water seal when performed as a separate procedure.
CPT Code 32552
CPT 32552 describes the removal of an indwelling tunneled pleural catheter with a cuff.
CPT Code 32553
CPT 32553 describes the placement of interstitial device(s) for radiation therapy guidance (e.g., fiducial markers, dosimeter) percutaneously, intra-thoracically, for single or multiple device placement.
CPT Code 32554
CPT 32554 describes Thoracentesis, needle or catheter aspiration of the pleural space without imaging guidance.
CPT Code 32555
CPT 32555 describes Thoracentesis, with imaging guidance, involving the aspiration of the pleural space using a needle or catheter.
CPT Code 32556
CPT 32556 describes the insertion of an indwelling catheter without imaging guidance for percutaneous pleural drainage.
CPT Code 32557
CPT 32557 describes the insertion of an indwelling catheter with imaging guidance for percutaneous pleural drainage.