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    Question measurement for shaved lesions

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    do you measure the margins when you shave a skin lesion? or do you just measure the diameter?

    thanks - arica

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    Apr 2007
    atlanta GA

    Thumbs up Integumentary system

    As per coding guideline of shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion DIAMETER was considered and in case of removal of lesion diameter of lesion plus margins to be considered, pls check coding guidline under surgery/integumentary system.

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Lesion diameter

    For shaving of a lesion you measure only the diameter of the lesion itself.

    For excision of a lesion you measure the diameter plus the most narrow margins required.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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