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  1. #1
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    Default 25071 vs 11404

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    would you code 11404x 2 or 25071 x 2
    here is operative report

    Postoperative dx-- Right forearm masses on the ventral forearm

    A horizontal incision was made over the areas dissected because a vertical incision would have been to long. Dissection was carried down to skin and subcutaneous tissue .It was clinically a lipoma x2.. What were removed are two separate incisions. Each wasbetween 3 to 5 cm . Excellent hemostatic was noticed to be obtained . Both areas were closed with 3-0 nylon. Asterile dressings was placed.

    I see that doc did go through subcutaneous ,but closure makes me wonder . Any inputs please ,thanks

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    If the path confirms Lipomas I would use 25071.

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    Apr 2007


    I go with the 25071 too.

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