AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: lumpectomy with complete axillary lymph node dissection?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default lumpectomy with complete axillary lymph node dissection?

    AAPC: Back to School
    I am stumped, any ideas would be great. I know this is coded with 19302. My problem is this is a wire-localization lumpectomy. Wire-guided lumpectomy, sentinel node sampling, then completion axillary lymph node dissection. ? If I code 19125 excision of breast lesion identified by preoperative placement of radiological marker, how do I include the total axillary lymphadenopathy? Can I code 19302 since this describes both mastectomy and axillary dissection and forget about the 19125? Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    St. Louis, Missouri


    I would code it as 19302.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

Similar Threads

  1. Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
    By daniel in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-05-2014, 03:44 PM
  2. Lt Breast Lumpectomy and axillary lymph node dissection
    By Trendale in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-27-2013, 01:27 PM
  3. Need Breast Lumpectomy w/Lymph node Dissection Help..
    By wjensen in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-25-2012, 10:34 AM
  4. need help with lymph node dissection
    By kingkong in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-27-2010, 10:58 AM
  5. Lymph Node Dissection
    By IHAVELKA in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-08-2009, 03:08 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.