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Rectal polyps 211.4 or 569.0

Dawna Posted Fri 04th of January, 2013 13:37:20 PM

I know that 211.4 is used for a rectal or anal polyps identified as adenomatous.
Could you give me some examples of what the pathology report might say for a non-adenomatous rectal polyp (to justify the use of 569.0)?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 07th of January, 2013 21:03:50 PM

The ICD-9 index under polyp, rectal states adenomatous are 211.4. Non-adenomatous rectal polyps are 569.0. Everything I find indicates that even though hyperplastic polyps are benign, they are not adenomatous.

familial adenomatous polyposis:
"a disease of the large intestine that is marked by the formation especially in the colon and rectum of numerous adenomatous polyps which typically become malignant if left untreated"

211.4 is appropriate

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