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
- V-Y plasty
- O-Z plasty
- Rotation flaps
- Single advancement flaps
- Double advancement flaps
- Rhomboid flaps
- Bilobed flaps
- Double pedicle flap
Hope this helps.