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Intraoperative monitoring diagnosis

Eleen Posted Thu 23rd of February, 2017 08:24:42 AM
What diagnosis would be assigned based on the following? "The monitoring of bilateral laryngeal nerve innervated muscles revealed irritation to the left side that was report to the surgery." The only other diagnosis supported by documentation is Thyroid Carcinoma which is not medically necessary per lcd. Trying to see if another dx applies. Thank you
SuperCoder Answered Tue 28th of February, 2017 06:09:40 AM

The appropriate ICD code will be G52.2 (Disorders of vagus nerve). Laryngeal nerve is a branch of vagus nerve (cranial nerve X) that supplies all the intrinsic muscles of the larynx, with the exception of the cricothyroid muscles.

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