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    Question DX code help, por favor?

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    Solid mass underneath the left axillary area

    Can anyone give me advice on an appropriate code to use for this? The best I could come up with was 786.6 "Swelling, mass, or lump in chest" Localized swelling, mass, lump, trunk

    I'd feel better about using the code if it just stated "swelling, mass, or lump on trunk" rather than "in chest". Although, it does state "trunk" in the blue type definition.
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    What about 782.2?

    Localized superficial swelling, mass, or lump
    -subcutaneous nodule-

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