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Excision of deep groin lymph node

codedog

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Patient had a excsion of right groin lymph node with culture of area . Path report came back as 682.9 . Report read that the lymph node was found very matty and deep and a small tissue portion of tiossue was sent for culture . What code do you think . /38500"S or ?
 
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mbort

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I dont think you have to remove the cloquets to code this, I think it means that if you do...its included. Just my take on it. The lay description is very vague thats why I thought it would be a good choice.
 
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