AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Excision of Mitrofanoff Polyp

The patient had previously undergone a Mitrofanoff procedure and now presents with Mitrofanoff channel polyps. The polyps were excised via cystourethroscope, and the surgeon documented “three fairly large polyps in the Mitrofanoff channel.” For the procedure, is the body part the appendix or the urinary system? What is the appropriate procedure code for excision of Mitrofanoff channel polyps? During a Mitrofanoff procedure, the appendix is used to create a conduit between the skin surface and the urinary bladder (neo-urethra).    ...

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