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sinus mucosal tickening

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    Medical Coding Books
    should mucosal tickening be coded as sinusitis?
    (is thickening = hypertrophy)?

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    The most recognizable finding for either acute or chronic sinusitis is the thickening of the sinus mucosa. Unless you know the specific area eg: ethmoid or sphenoid -try 473.9 or 478.19.

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    i code for hospital as outpt radiology coder
    and i use 478.19

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