Results 1 to 4 of 4

postop bleeding following mastectomy

  1. Default postop bleeding following mastectomy
    Medical Coding Books
    What code would you use for postoperative control of bleeding at the pectoralis major muscle following a mastectomy. patient was three weeks postop.


  2. #2
    Default More info needed...
    Was the bleeding internal or percutaneous? How was bleeding controlled (Endoscopic, etc.)? Was it the same provider as the original surgery, or a different one? Was a trip to the OR required?

  3. #3
    Fayetteville, NC
    An OP note (with all patient personal information removed) would be very helpful
    A. McCormick, CPC, CGSC
    Walters Surgical Associates

  4. Default postop bleeding following mastectomy
    It was internal bleed from vessel in the pectoralis muscle. Patient did go back to or and it was done by the same physician. He actually sutured the vessel to control the bleeding and drained the collection of blood (hematoma).

Similar Threads

  1. Postop
    By Watkins.Jess in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-26-2013, 08:33 PM
  2. postop bleeding requiring resuturing
    By Texascoder64 in forum Dermatology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-10-2013, 05:01 PM
  3. postop bleeding control procedure
    By JenReyn99 in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-05-2011, 04:37 AM
  4. Postop em
    By sblanchard in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-08-2010, 07:53 AM
  5. mastectomy for CA with prophylactic mastectomy
    By mrmetric in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-18-2010, 07:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.