Excisional Biopsy Jugular Vein

dpumford

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I have been unsuccessful in finding a code that will work for a Excisional Biopsy of left juglar chain lymph node. :rolleyes:

A transverse incision was done 3 cm below the angle of the jaw. The external jugular was divided between ligature and the lymph nodes were dissected. Part of the mass was sent for frozen section. .

Facisa was approximated using 2-0 vicryl, subcutaneous tissure using 3-0 vicryle and skin using subcuticular 4-0 vicryle.

I was looking at 21555 but this is not soft tissue bx..then looking at 38510??

Any advice would be welcomed!!

Thanks so much! :p
 

syllingk

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I would ask your doctor if they consider it deep or superficial. If it is deep maybe a 38542 or the 38510 you mentioned if not then 38500 for superficial.
 
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