thigh mass ?

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Patient had an excisional biopsy of thigh mass -(4cm) . Was stated went into the superficial muscles. So looking at CPT code 27328. , but not sure about diagnosis- path report cameback as-Eroded Chronicalln inflamed poypoid scar tissue involving skeletal muscle. Do I still code this as a benign thigh mass ?:confused:
 

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My understanding is that these kinds of polyps rarely neoplatic, so my advice is not to code it so if the documentation does not support it (which is as is should be anyway). What is the underlying disease causing the inflammation? Crohns?
 

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Path report says sections reveal eroded inflamed fibrous scar tissue overlying muscle anf fat , the fibrous tissue does not appear neoplastic histologically.
 
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