TITLE

5 Tips for Large Tumor Excision Exemplify Skin Replacement Rules

PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
General Surgery Coding Alert;Jun2012, Vol. 14 Issue 6, pP41
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers five tips on how to clarify skin replacement rules in excision for large tumors. It cites the scenario where a surgeon excises a 2.5 centimeter (cm) melanoma from the right thigh of a patient and applies a 40 square cm skin substitute graft with sutures. The procedure mentions calculating the size for excision, knowing when to skip a surgical preparation, establishing fixation, distinguishing wounds, and recognizing included services.
ACCESSION #
76115844

 

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