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    Default Need DX for paravertebral mass

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    Can anyone help with the dx for Paravertebral mass. The report states paraspinal region adjancent to T5 and T6 vertebral bodies. Its a homogenpus,hyperintense mass.

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    anyone have any ideas?

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    I'll give it a shot...

    I tend to steer clear of the neoplasm table unless I have some tangible information. What about 733.90? If this doesn't work for you and you have information to support this, then maybe...239.2. Now, keep in mind that there is a note under this section. "Category 239 classifies by site neoplasms of unspecified morphology and behavior. The term "mass" unless otherwise stated, is not to be regarded as a neoplastic growth."

    Hope this helps~

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    I agreee with not using the neoplasm table on this one and go with the 733.90 Thank you

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