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  1. Talking dx help
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    Hello all,

    Had patient thought to have an epigastric hernia (small protuberance in pre-op)

    Ended up doing a exploration of upper abdominal wall fascia 49000

    Post op Dx: Prominent costal cartilage????

    "only explantion for the bulge seen preoperatively was that of an unattach costal cartilage to the left of the the xyphoid that became more prominent with expiration."

    I was looking at using 789.36 for epigastric swelling???thanks for any input.

  2. #2
    Could you use 733.90-Disorder of bone and cartilage unspecified.

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    thanks for your help!!!

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