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    Default Re-excision measurement help!

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    Hello everyone,

    I a have a provider that did a re-excision of a malignant melanoma. The lesion from the prior removal obviously was taken out, however, how does the surgeon determine the size of re-excision without a lesion? I was told my a seperate surgeon that you go by the greatest clinical diameter of the original excision without margins is that correct? I am leaving my current position as a coder for dermatology and would like to help this provider before I leave this Wednesday. THANKS TO ALL!!!!


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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    The excised diameter is the size you go with the largest excised diameter, so that is the scar plus the margins of the reexcision.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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