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EXCISION LARGE COMMUNICATING SEROMA

Charlene Posted Tue 10th of November, 2015 15:06:40 PM

Patient has history of breast recon with latissimus dorsi flap. A large seroma of the back developed communicating to the implant in which the implant actually slid into. The implant was removed, expander placed & closed (cpt 19357). Through the back the entire seroma capsule was excised, sutures placed obliterating the tract and then closure. I'm at a loss how to code the excision of seroma. Would this be included in 19357?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 12th of November, 2015 03:28:08 AM

Thanks for your question.

CPT 19120 appears to appropriate code for excision for seroma capsule.

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