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Carcinoma of suprapubic site.

Nancy Posted Thu 29th of September, 2016 10:24:59 AM
I am not sure how to code this for ICD-10 dx code: thinking C49.5 OR C49.8 OR C48.0 OR C44.99. Think C44.99 is the code. FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Skin, suprapubic, biopsy: Invasive poorly differentiated carcinoma (see comment). DIAGNOSIS COMMENT: Much of the specimen represents necrotic tissue and organizing hemorrhage. The tumor cells have an immunohistochemical profile compatible with a poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma and lack expression of markers typical of adenocarcinoma or of urothelial carcinoma. Carcinoma involves the edges of the tissue fragments. CLINICAL INFORMATION: Biopsy of suprapubic skin tissue.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 30th of September, 2016 09:36:41 AM

As per documentation the appropriate code is C44.509 (Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of other part of trunk) 

NOTE;  Suprapubic area comes under trunk area.

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