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  1. Linda Posted 6 Year(s) agoRelated Topics

    Since this diagnosis doesn't fit with a skin excision, what cpt
    code would work for this? Thanks.

    History of breast cancer,
    Left Chest Wall Mass (5x5mm)associated
    with the incision.
    Plan- Left Chest Mass biopsy.
    Betadine Prep
    1% Xylocaine with epi and bicarb
    Eliptical excision, mass excised (9 mm incision)
    Hemostasis achieved
    Deep dermal vicryl and simple interrupted nylon used for closure
    Bacitracin and dressing
    Path- Infiltrating ductal carcinoma

  2. SuperCoder Posted 6 Year(s) ago

    Excisional breast surgery includes certain biopsy procedures, the removal of cysts or other benign or malignant tumors or lesions, and the surgical treatment of breast and chest wall malignancies. Breast being a part of Integumentary system only, i prefer using 19120 for this procedure.

    The open excision of breast lesions (eg, lesions of the breast ducts, cysts, benign or malignant tumors), without specific attention to adequate surgical margins, with or without the preoperative placement of radiological markers, is reported using codes 19110-19126.

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  • Posted by 30174 Linda, 6 Year(s) ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.