Neoplasm coding question

shaill

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Assistance please, how would you could....

metastatic osteosarcoma of the lung

Is the osteosarcoma secondary or is the lung secondary? :eek:
 

relong

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My co-worker and I discussed this. The word metastatic can be used in 2 different ways. The way you worded the diagnosis we would take to mean it originated in the bone and spread to the lung.
 
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