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    Question aortic injury

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    My surgeon performed a lap chole on a patient followed by emergent open lapartomy with repair of aortic laceration from the trocar. I am having trouble coding the aortic repair. Need help. Any is appreciated:

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    Repair of the aortic injury cannot be billed since it was iatrogenic.

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