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Debridement 88304

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    The procedure is I&D of wound. Specimen received is a reasonably large piece of hemorrhagic soft tissue (let's say 4x3x1cm in aggregate) with the label "r/o bacterial vs. vascular." Debridement or bx (Soft tissue other than tumor/mass/lipoma/debridement) from a pathological point-of-view?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I would keep it 88304 (debridement). The procedure that obtained the specimen was neither a biopsy or small excision. Which how I look at it would rule out using (Soft Tissue, Other Than Tumor/Mass/Lipoma/Debridement) 88305.

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    That's the way I'm tending on this issue too. Thanks.

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