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    How would you code this? Nocturnal upper airway obstruction with sleep disordered breathing and nasal obstruction. Contributing factors including tonsillar and adenoid hypertrophy.

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    Could it possibly be interpreted as Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

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    I think for nocturnal airway obstruction is 519.8, and 478.19 ,780.59.

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    I would think that a code from 327.20-327.29, or 780.57, followed by 474.10 would be more specific, if they're applicable.

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