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  1. Default proctosigmoidectomy
    Medical Coding Books
    Any ideas on how to code this: Proctosigmoidectomy: Procedure was started laparoscopically, but because of patient's anatomy, it was converted to open. A colostomy was already in place from a previous colectomy. Thanks

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    Kansas City, MO
    might to share a little more about what exactly was taken.

    Was the complete rectum taken? or partial with intestinal margins? Or was there actually a fair portion of intenstine taken with it?
    would 45111 apply?

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