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    Question Oversen small bowel perforation

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    How would you code this scenerio:

    A patient has a perforated small bowel. The doctor went into to close the perforation and also finds that a previous mesh placement needs to be debrided from the skin.

    What codes would you use?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Apr 2007
    Fayetteville, NC


    44604 for the suture of the small bowel and I would need more info on the mesh to know how it should be coded

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