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nasoorbitoethmoid (NOE) fracture - how should this be coded?

Jennifer Posted Mon 28th of January, 2013 15:13:09 PM

There does not seem to be a code to fit this diagnosis. Should I just code a facial fracture?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 29th of January, 2013 20:42:34 PM

The nasoorbitoethmoid (NOE) complex is the confluence of the frontal sinus, ethmoid sinuses, anterior cranial fossa, orbits, frontal bone, and nasal bones. The intricate anatomy of this area makes NOE injuries one of the most challenging areas of facial reconstruction.I agree with you 802.8 describes it more clearly.

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