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    Question 69222

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    Does anyone have a good dx for a debridement of the mastoid bowl other than cerumen impaction? It is not technically cerumen, but I didn't know if FB of the mastoid would work. Thank you

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    High Point, NC


    Why is the patient having a debridement of the mastoid cavity? Has the patient had a mastoidectomy? There are several dx that would be correct based on the presenting problem.
    Cindy Gallimore, CPC, CENTC

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    Stuart Sailfish Chapter


    Again, why is the patient having the mastoid debridement. Normally the patient would have post granulation of the mastoid cavity 383.33, or mastoiditis 383.1.
    Candice Fenildo, CPC, CPMA, CPB, CENTC, CPC-I
    AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors ( Chair)
    Region 6, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio

    "Nothing is stronger than the heart of a volunteer"

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    yes the patient has had a mastoidectomy. Thank you for your help!

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