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Urology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Complications During Colectomy Can Lead to Multiple Codes

Question: A patient was scheduled for an open sigmoid colectomy by the GI surgeon. A bladder injury and bilateral ureteral transection occurred during the case. Two left ureters and a right ureter were divided accidently during resection of the bladder where cancer had extended from the colon locally. Our urologist was called in during the surgery and repaired the bladder [...]

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