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Partial cecetomy and appendectomy

  1. Question Partial cecetomy and appendectomy
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    No sure how to code this. Patient had an appendiceal mass. The appendix was removed with small portion of cecum. Would I just use the appendectomy code?

    Thanks for your help

    Vicky

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    Why was part of the cecum removed? Was it incidental to the appendix removal?

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    Yes. The mass was pushing against the cecum.

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    Then I would only code the appy....as the mass would be incidental

    just my opinion, though

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