Low anterior resection, end closure & colostomy. (no anastamosis)

Karen A.

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I have an open procedure to code. A total mesorectal excision (low anterior resection) was done for rectal cancer, this included part of the sigmoid colon. The colon was brought out thru the stoma hole & the colostomy appliance applied. I need help with coding this procedure. The closest code I find includes anastomosis. This procedure did not include anastomosis. Any help will be greatly appreciated, Thank you.
 

syllingk

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can't tell for sure without the note but from what you put sounds like 44146, colectomy, partial; with coloproctostomy(low pelvic anastomosis, with colostomy.
 
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