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    Default Please help/ Dx Lesion tongue

    Hi, I was looking for some advice on a dx for a lesion of the tongue, all that I can come up with is 528.9, would love to hear other opinions.
    Thanks in advance for all responses.

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    That's what I come up with also. 528.9

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    I code for an Oncologist and until I know if it is malignant or benign I would coude it 235.1 (uncertain behavior). That code is found in the Neoplasm table. I hope that helps.

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    Normally, when I post an excision or biopsy of tongue lesion prior to receiving the pathology report, I use 239.0, neoplasm, tongue, unspecified; it is my understanding that any neoplasm "uncertain behavior" code is specifically used by pathology, it is used when pathologists are unable to determine whether a specimen is malignant or benign.

    Jennifer
    ENT CT

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