2nd opinion cervical hematoma evac

JenReyn99

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Pt. had an anterior cervical discectomy, and then post-op developed a hematoma in that area. The op note states that "his previous anterior cervical discectomy wound was reopened, hematoma was evacuated, a TLS drain was placed in the surgical bed and tunneled through the skin inferiorly.

They put him under general anesthetic for this, and I'm not sure if I need to go with a superficial code, or a deep code. I am hemming and hawing, and any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

Treetoad

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Based upon this documentation, I wouldn't go with deep. It sounds more like the wound itself was addressed.
 
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