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Integumentary System

What are the three things that are considered components of wound repair?

simple ligation
simple exploration
normal debridement

Wound repair codes are determined by what three criteria?

length of wound in cm
complexity of repair
site of repair

What are the three classifications of wound repair?

simple
intermediate
complex

Modifier -51 indicates what?

multiple procedures

What is the title for the information that precedes each section?

guidelines

______________ is the cleansing of an area or wound.

debridement

A(n) ___________ biopsy may be performed to excise a disc of tissue.

punch

What is the term for the elastic material formed into a sac that is then filled with fluid or air?

tissue expander

What is the name of the graft that is taken from the patient's body?

autograft

The major distinction in coding destruction of lesions is whether the lesion is __________ or ____________.

benign or malignant

The division of malignant lesion excision is based on _____________ and ________________.

site and size

What is the procedure used to treat acne or wrinkles by means of sanding?

dermabrasion

In order to report Mohs' surgery, the physician would act as the surgeon and the ______________.

pathologist

In a(n) ___________ biopsy, the entire lesion is removed for biopsy.

excisional

Incision and Drainage (I&D)

incision of a lesion, such as an abscess, followed by the drainage of its contents

Puncture aspiration

inserting a needle into a lesion and withdrawing the fluid (aspiration)

debridement

removal of infected, contaminated, damaged, devitalized, necrotic, or foreign tissue from a wound to promote wound healing by reducing sources of infection;
cleanse the wound

eczema

a skin condition that blisters and weeps

paring

peeling or scraping; removal of thin layers of skin by peeling or scraping such as, benign hyperkeratotic skin lesions like a callus or corn

shaving

slicing; horizontal or transverse removal of dermal or epidermal lesions, without full thickness excision - no closure is required because no incision was made

excision

cutting removal; process of cutting out; surgical removal; full thickness (through the dermis) excision of a lesion

destruction

ablation; killing of tissue by means of electrocautery, laser, freezing, burning, chemicals, or other means; totally destroy

macule

flat area of color change; no elevation or depression

papule

solid elevation; less than 0.5 cm in diameter

nodule

solid elevation 0.5 to 1 cm in diameter; extends deeper into dermis than papule

tumor

solid mass; larger than 1 cm

plaque

flat elevated surface found where papules, nodules, or tumors cluster

wheal

type of plaque; result is transient edema in dermis

vesicle

small blister; greater than 0.5 cm

bulla

larger blister; greater than 0.5 cm

scales

flakes of cornified skin layer

crust

dried exudate on skin

fissure

cracks in skin

erosion

loss of epidermis that does not extend into dermis

ulcer

area of destruction of entire epidermis

scar

excess collagen production following injury

atrophy

loss of some portion of the skin

If multiple lesions are treated, code the

most complex lesion procedure first followed by the others using modifier -51 unless multiple lesions is included in the code description

simple closure

nonlayered closure

intermediate closure

layered

complex closure

greater than layered

biopsy

the procedure of removing some or all of the tissue of a lesion for histopathology (study of microscopic tissue changes)

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