ICD 10 CODE-Inguinal Granulating Wound

MelBarclay

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We recently saw a pt for evaluation of a post surgical wound. We did not perform the surgery. My doctor used dx granulating left inguinal wound. I don't know if I should use the wound code S31.104S or L92.9 for granulomatous tissue. Any suggestions?

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Melanie
 

thomas7331

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S31.104S would be incorrect because the codes in that chapter are for traumatic wounds, not surgical wounds. This would be more appropriately coded as a surgical complication (code range T80-T88), with the L92.9 for the granulation as a secondary diagnosis to specify the type of complication.
 
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