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    Default Peritoneal fluid

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    Hi i m dr sunil
    can anyone clear my doubt

    specimen peritoneal fluid
    indication ovary ca
    finding malignant cell in fluid

    please suggest dx either 183.0 or 789.51 with secodary code 183.0
    plz advice

    dr sunil dadhich

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    Columbia, MO


    You would code the 183.0 first listed with the 789.51 secondary. The instruction in the code book states to code the malignancy first.

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