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EGD postop diagnosis - please help!

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    Default EGD postop diagnosis - please help!
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    Good afternoon all!

    I am not sure what ICD 9 code to use for an EGD performed on a patient, who supposedly lost a tooth during intubation. Upon evaluation of the esophagus/mouth/stomach, no tooth was located. What would be the appropriate ICD 9 code to use for the EGD??

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Peggy

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    If no definitive injury or S/S (bleeding, tooth fracture...) are documented, look at V71.89 for observation of a suspected condition that is ruled out.

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