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|Posté le: Jeu 2 Nov - 11:36 (2017) Sujet du message: acquired absence of breast question
|I'm hoping someone can help me out with this question.
The icd-10 code for acquired absence of breast is Z90.1*, which states "acquired absence of breast and nipple".
Is it appropriate to use this code if it is unknown whether both the breast AND nipple were removed?
How about if you KNOW that the nipple is intact, but the breast was removed?
I know that it is possible to have a nipple-sparing mastectomy, and when my providers mention a patient who is status post mastectomy, they don't, usually, mention the nipple.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.