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  1. Default Lap splenectomy
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    Hello everyone,

    I have someone who came in for a lap splenectomy and when the surgeon tried to take a spleen out of the port site it was too big. He then made the site bigger and took the spleen out with his would you code this?

    Any input is appreciated,

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Open
    For an accurate response to surgical coding questions, please post the scrubbed operative / procedure note.

    That being said ... I would probably code this as an open procedure.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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