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    How would you code this ?
    sorry breast mass

    DX- left breast mass- clinically epidermal inclusion cyst

    Operation :Excision of left breast mass

    The left breast was prepped and draped in normal fashion. An incision was made over area for around 2-3 cm . Dissection was carried down to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The entire mass was removed, which appeared to be a epidermal cyst. It was around 1.5 to 2.0 cm . The wound was closed with 3=0 Vicryl in subcuticular fashion . Steri Strips and sterile dressings were placed .Path report came back as epidermal cyst -706.2
    Would this be coded as 19120 or do I go in the 1140x series ? Thanks
    Last edited by codedog; 07-14-2010 at 12:55 PM.

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    19120
    LG CPC,CASCC

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    thanks- dx should be still 706.2 ?

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    yes 706.2
    Epidermoid cysts represent the most common cutaneous cysts. While they may occur anywhere on the body, they occur most frequently on the face, scalp, neck, and trunk ...
    LG CPC,CASCC

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    thanks for your help

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