AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2014 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

Reimplantation of Buccal Nerve

A patient presents for treatment of a traumatic injury of the facial nerve with facial paralysis. At surgery, it was noted that a small branch of the right buccal nerve had been transected (cut). The surgeon reimplanted (buried) the distal end of the transected (cut) nerve into the zygomaticus major muscle. What is the appropriate ICD-10-PCS code for this surgery? ...

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