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Is this a true Mohs or a full thickness skin graft cpt code

louise Posted Mon 22nd of April, 2019 13:17:27 PM
The lesion was measured as 36mm x 28mm, a corresponding marking was created in the right supraclavicular region and increased by 10%. This was outlined with a Bard Parker 15 blade. Stevens scissors were used to dissect the full thickness skin graft from the underlying subcutaneous tissue. The dermis was removed from the full thickness skin graft epidermis. The supraclavicular region was closed with deep 4-0 vicryl sutures and a running 5-0 prolene suture. Hemostasis was obtained using bovie cautery. The skin graft was placed into position and secured using 6-0 fast gut sutures. A piece of Telfa was placed over the graft with a pressure patch. This was the conclusion of the procedure and the patient tolerated it well without complications.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 23rd of April, 2019 05:10:26 AM
Mohs is a treatment procedure for a patient with diagnosed skin cancer As opposed to a wide excision the goal of Mohs is to remove the entire lesion ensure clear margins while preserving healthy tissue as much as possible To accomplish this the physician excises the lesion then performs histology...

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