AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Skin Necrosis at Mastectomy Site

A patient, who had recently undergone right mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction using a tissue expander and AlloDerm, is readmitted for treatment of skin necrosis at the mastectomy site. The surgeon also noted early onset ecchymosis and ischemic changes, and the patient underwent excision of demarcated necrotic skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fat at the right mastectomy site. What is the correct diagnosis code assignment for this condition? ...

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