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Perianal Wedge Biopsy

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    On the fence about this one. No one code seems to fit. Here's a copy of the operative report.

    Patient had several papule-type masses that were quite hard in his perianal area. One of these was removed using scissors and its base fulgurated. In addition, a full thickness wedge biopsy was taken from the area of maximal hardness around the anus using a 15-blade and Metzenbaum scissors. This wound was closed using two 2-0 chromic sutures. The area was irrigated and hemostasis was ensured.......

    The pathology was adenocarcinoma of colorectal origin.


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    I was thinking 45100 but that's more of a biopsy of the rectal wall thru a transanal approach.

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