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    I need some help locating a dx code for a lump from an old suture...some type of suture reaction. That is all the information I was given. Thanks.

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    foreign body granuloma maybe???

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    Duluth, Minnesota


    hmm..is it a retained foreign body? (old suture) are they going to take it out?
    729.6 - residual foreign body in soft tissue or 709.4 foreign body granuloma of skin and subcutaneous tissue, look good to me. OR - your basic lump in the skin 782.2 localized superficial swelling, mass or lump.
    personally, I believe it's a retained suture and would go with 729.6
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Thank you. I do believe the 729.6 would be helpful or 709.4.

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