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    Default Stab wound left upper arm/ bleeding veins

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    I need help coding this surgery--the op report listed below:

    The wound appeared tunneled, just inferior to the neurovascular complex. There was some venous bleeding noted. There was a small vessell that had been transected. This vessel was ligated with 3-0 silk suture. The artery was identified and did appear to have some hematoma in the wall. There was als a small branch of the artery which was transected. This was ligated with 3-0 silk suture.

    Please advise on the cpt codes and dx's, too


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    Ligation, major artery (eg, post-traumatic, rupture); extremity


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