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rhomboid flap vs rotation flap

Susan Posted Mon 14th of November, 2011 17:05:38 PM

Is there a difference in CPT codes for a rhomboid flap vs a rotation flap?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 14th of November, 2011 21:15:52 PM

Even though coders might have categorized it as per practice, but basically depending upon the type of defect, the closures seems to be of similar nature. The type flap needed to close the defect is based on anatomical sites in general depending upon the size of the flap for closure.
Mostly defects on anatomical sites like foreheadh, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, anxillae, genealia, hands, and/for feet, rhomboid closure using .
Defects on anatomical sites like eyelids, nose, ears and/or lips the closure are mostly rotational using rotational flop.
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