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    Default integumentary vs musculoskeletal?

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    Can you help with the following?

    35 yr old with a recurrent sensation of cyst and a small skin swelling that is
    posterior and inferior to a previously excised cyst on the right medial thigh.
    This area is just next to the area of the previous scar.

    An elliptical incision, come down through skin to and through the subcutaneous
    tissues, and completely excise the old scar and the area of recurrent cyst. With
    this done and taking this elliptical wedge all the way down to the subcutaneous
    tissue, to the underlying superficial fascia, we excise it with cautery and stop
    all oozing with cautery. The wound was now closed in layers using 3-0 vicryl
    subcutaneous and then 4-0 Monocryl subcuticular


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    any takers on this one? Im thinking musculoskeletal because it looks like the cyst/scar was in the subq/superficial fascia area, which is deeper than skin. I just like for someone else to confirm my way of thinking

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    Apr 2007


    My take is that its 27328.

    There is a great reference from the CPT Assistant April 2010. "Integumentary vs. Musculeskeltal Lesion Removals"
    Melissa Tescher, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Compliance and Coding Specialist
    Willamette Valley Professional Services member National Advisory Board 2013-2015

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