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    I have a case postop states submandibular salivary gland mucus retention cyst

    in the report it states "after complete removal of salivary gland"

    this was an excision. so you think i should be looking at 42408 or 42440?

    thanks for any help

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    If the entire gland was removed, 42440 sounds correct. If only the retention cyst was removed, then I would go with 42408.


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