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    Default Pilonidal Cyst & Sinus Disease of the umbilicus

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    Has anyone ever coded this? The physician states in documentation that it's rare. I'm looking for a diagnosis as well as to verify procedure codes.

    Procedures Listed are:
    1.Excision of pilonidal cyst & sinus disease of the umbilicus .
    2.Drainage of pilonidal cysts/abscess, umbilical soft tissues.

    The doctor states procedure 1 should be 11770 and procedure 2 should be 10080.

    Think I'm struggling with 685.0 because the pilonidal cyst is not in the coccygeal area.

    Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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    I have never heard of that but looking up "sinus" in ICD-9 there is a code for urachus sinus - 753.7. You might look at that and give it a try.

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