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Hurricane incision

Charlene Posted Wed 08th of May, 2019 10:45:58 AM
Provider created a hurricane incision in order to remove skin cancer from the shoulder. Is this type of incision considered adjacent tissue transfer/rearrangement; example: 14000?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 09th of May, 2019 03:39:17 AM



The hurricane incision is a type of incision which resembles a satellite view of a hurricane, which is also called O-Z plasty or flap.

The hurricane incision is considered as adjacent tissue transfer/rearrangement.


When looking over your surgeon's operative notes, you can recognize adjacent tissue repairs by any of the following terms:

- A-T flap

- Z-plasty

- W-plasty

- V-Y plasty

- O-Z plasty

- Rotation flaps

- Single advancement flaps

- Double advancement flaps

- Rhomboid flaps

- Bilobed flaps

- Double pedicle flap



Hope this helps.



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