AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2012 Issue 4; Ask the Editor - ICD-10-CM/PCS

Rib Resection with Reconstruction of Anterior Chest Wall due to Chondrosarcoma

Patient is a 72-year-old gentleman with right anterior fourth rib low grade chondrosarcoma who underwent resection of a 9 cm. segment of the right fourth rib and reconstruction of anterior chest wall using methylmethacrylate Marlex overlay plate sutured into the third and fifth ribs for stabilization. How should the surgical procedure be coded? Should this be coded to the root operations excision and supplement, or the root operation replacement? ...

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