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    Cool groin exploration after hernia repair

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    Could someone please help me with this. This patient had a hernia repair in the spring he continued to have pain. The physician took him back to the OR.
    She performed a: left groin exploration with excision of scar and nerve fragment. The pathology report came back benign peripheral nerve with adipose tissue. I am not sure where to go with this. I would appreciate any help.

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    Apr 2007
    Albany, New York


    Look at the 338.X codes.

    Also, even though your Path report doesn't mention it, the surgeon stated he excised a "scar".
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Apr 2007


    for procedure codes, you may want to consider perhaps a neurolysis, excision of nerve or something of that sort and maybe the excision of the scar depending on the approach and technique used for the excision.

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