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    Pathology report confirmed Sptiz Nevus, excision performed to clear margins. Do I use Malignant codes?

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    Apr 2007
    Fayetteville, North Carolina


    It is my understanding that a Spitz Nevus, which actually my daughter had, is benign. It has the charateristics of a melanoma, but is a "juvenile benign nevus". So, malignant excision would not be appropriate.

    Stefanie Cramer, CPC
    Sr. Coding Specialist
    Cape Fear Valley Health Systems

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