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    The operative report states "excision right preauricular cyst". When I check the path report it states: Histologically unremarkable skin with subjacent cartilage and adnexal structures. no evidence of tumor or cyst formation.
    What diagnosis would I attach to the excision?

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    Default preauricular cyst

    You would only code the cyst 744.47, since the path didn't specify any findings

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