foreign body giant cells and removal??

Networker3412

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patient came in for Excision of abdominal wall mass with gastric fistula
the path report came back and said : benign skin and soft tissue with abscess, foreign body giant cell and debris.

Can we code a foreign body removal since on the path report it stated the above?

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delphinus777

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Not really. It really doesnt state anything other than debris. The foreign body giant cell is a response to a foreign body. What was the debris? You should request the H&P to see what lead up to the mass, abscess and the reaction. I would code more towards excison of the mass [you'll need a size and know how deep]. That would be my suggestion.
 
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