invasive carcinoma of breast

Babsss

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I really need help. I code for a general surgeon. The procedure was an "excisional biopsy of right subareolar mass". The pathologist report states:
Invasive ductal carcinoma, .grade 2
Ductal carcinoma in situ, intermidiate grade.
I am lost on diagnosis code for this. It is also a male patient.
Thanks in advance.
 

lhovey

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coding for DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) --- D05.11.....this category does not specify male or female...
"Intra-ductal Carcinoma in situ right breast"
 

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I really need help. I code for a general surgeon. The procedure was an "excisional biopsy of right subareolar mass". The pathologist report states:
Invasive ductal carcinoma, .grade 2
Ductal carcinoma in situ, intermidiate grade.
I am lost on diagnosis code for this. It is also a male patient.
Thanks in advance.
invasive ductal carcinoma is not contained. Instead, it grows through the duct walls and into the surrounding breast tissue. Because this is invasive we would not code to in situ you would want to code this to malignant neoplasm of breast which would code to C50.121 indicating Right male breast and location Central portion of breast (subareolar) area. Hope this helps
 

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Thank you so much. I had researched until I was very confused. I can't thank you enough. ;)
 
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