AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 7 (July)

Surgery: Integumentary System (Q&A) (July 2010)

July 2010 page 10a Surgery: Integumentary System (Q&A) Question: What is the appropriate code to report for excision of epidermal or pilar cysts? Answer: Excision of epidermal or pilar cysts is properly coded with the integumentary excision codes 11400-11446, together with an intermediate repair code when indicated. Because these tumors originate from the dermis or adnexal structures, they are not soft tissue tumors, even though they may protrude into the subcutaneous tissue. Surgery: Integumentary System (Q&A) (July 2010). CPT® Assistant. 2010; July 2010 page 10a ...

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