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    Hello this young 18 yr old has Atrial Undifferentialed Pleomorphic Cardiac Sarcoma. This has attached to to spine which he will be having another surgery for.

    We removed the mass but can not find a diag code for above so would 164.1 and 198.5 be appropriate.


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    Apr 2007
    Rochester, NY


    I agree with 164.1 and 198.5. I looked up sarcoma, which leads you to neoplasm, connective tissue malignant. The description there states, "for sites that do not appear in this list, code to neoplasm of that site."
    Thanks, Jill

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