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Old 06-26-2009, 12:26 PM
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Default Please help/ Dx Lesion tongue

Hi, I was looking for some advice on a dx for a lesion of the tongue, all that I can come up with is 528.9, would love to hear other opinions.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:43 PM
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That's what I come up with also. 528.9
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:27 AM
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I code for an Oncologist and until I know if it is malignant or benign I would coude it 235.1 (uncertain behavior). That code is found in the Neoplasm table. I hope that helps.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:25 AM
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Normally, when I post an excision or biopsy of tongue lesion prior to receiving the pathology report, I use 239.0, neoplasm, tongue, unspecified; it is my understanding that any neoplasm "uncertain behavior" code is specifically used by pathology, it is used when pathologists are unable to determine whether a specimen is malignant or benign.

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