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Laura Posted 6 Year(s) ago

Epigastic exploration, removal xiphoid process.

A midline incision was made overlying the xiphoid. The abdominal wall fascia was poped. The xiphoid was identified, grasped with a kocher and take out in a few pieces. After it was removed I placed some bone wax here to prevent rubbing again underlying tissue.

SuperCoder Posted 6 Year(s) ago

21620 "The physician removes a portion of the sternum from the chest. With the patient under anesthesia, the physician makes an incision in the skin overlying the sternum. This is carried deep through the subcutaneous tissues to the bone. The sternum is identified and the attached soft tissues are dissected from the bone. The physician marks the portion of the sternum to be removed. The bone is cut in the appropriate places using a saw and other surgical instruments. The remaining portion of the bone is irrigated and smoothed as needed. The wound is closed in layers and a dressing is applied.

This is the best code suited to code xiphoidectomy.

Posted by Laura, 6 Year(s). There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.

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