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Sebaceous cyst perineum

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    What is the best code to use for excision of cyst of the prineum measuring 3.5X2.5X1.5cm with layered closure?

    SHould I use 11426??

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by asasands View Post
    What is the best code to use for excision of cyst of the prineum measuring 3.5X2.5X1.5cm with layered closure?

    SHould I use 11426??

    Thanks
    I would use 11424 and 12042 for the layered closure.

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    Why would you only use 11424? Don't you need to add together the dimensions? How do you add them up if the doctor writes it like that?

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    No you don't add the dimensions, it is the diameter of the lesion excised so I went by 3.5 You do, however, add the length of the repairs when coding the layered closure.

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    If there was not a layered closure, would you add all of them or still just use 3.5?

    Thanks

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