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    Talking retained armstrong tubes

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    Hello All,
    I have a question what to use for a dx of retained armstrong tubes.
    Patient is having 69610 done and had tubes put in 2005....
    996.59? The office uses 381.81.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Apr 2007


    we use 385.83...always have...never have any problem with that diagnosis

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    Apr 2007


    I agree, I use 385.83 too

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    Apr 2007
    Albany, New York


    If reason for surgery is removal of the tubes,
    I use V58.49 (Aftercare following other surgery)

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    thanks for the feedback...

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