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Lymph node biospy

  1. Default Lymph node biospy
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    The doctor does a supraclavicular lymph node biopsy thru a transverse incision and the playsma was incised and then sternal mastoid muscle was incised and the lymph node was dissected and sent for histophathology.

    I am looking at code 38510, but because it is cervical, neck, I am not sure but it is the closest thing I can find. The lymph node was deep into the sternocleidomastoid.

    Any Ideas!

    Thanks in advance!

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    That's what I come up with too.


  3. #3
    Albany, New York
    I concur.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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