AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Glioblastoma with Vasogenic Edema
The patient is a 48-year-old male with glioblastoma multiforme status post two surgeries. The tumor has recurred with massive growth since debulking one month ago. The provider indicated that there was a significant amount of surrounding vasogenic edema and mass effect. Is it appropriate to assign a code for cerebral edema when it is due to a primary intracranial process such as a brain tumor and the provider has indicated that it is clinically significant? ...
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