lipoma excision - surrounding structures

BFAITHFUL

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dr did an excision of lipoma stating incision was carried out to a depth of approx 2mm, the skin & subq tissues were then elevated through the use of sharp dissection & underlying lipomatous mass was noted, the lipoma was then dissected free from surrounding structures using sharp & blunt dissection, mass measured approx 2.6cm x 2cm x 1.5cm, path report came stating "cyst,right neck-lipoma"

would i use the integumentary codes or musculoskeletal codes??

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why would you use the integumentary codes & not musculoskeletal, it states subq layer was elevated which means he went underneath subq area , 21555 states "subq tissue" ?? thank you
 
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For the neck lipoma's, I usually use CPT 21555 or 21556, depending on how deep they go.

Jennifer
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Alcohol ablation of tumor

Has anyone come across this type procedure? Dx =Vascular lipoma, fossa popliteal area on rt leg. Procedure =Alcohol ablation of tumor via venogram. I've captured the venogram but I think I need another code for the actual ablation.
 
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