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


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    Lubbock, TX

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    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?

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    Fayetteville, NC


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

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    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).

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