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    Default pseudotumor cerebri

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    this is the doctors impression:
    Chronic daily headache with migraine exacerbations and underlying pseudotumor cerebri

    I am under the impression that headaches are a clear symptom of the pseudotumor cerebri. Although other coders I work with have coded these symptoms as well stating that the doctor is treating the headaches indivually. Any opinions on this?

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    Severe, migrainelike headaches can be a symptom of pseudotumor cerebri. Coding guidelines say you do not code the symptom if it is a symptom of the condition, so I agree with you, code just the p c.

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    thank you !

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