a hard protein material found in the epidermis
structural protein found in the skin and connective tissue
pertaining to under the nail
absence of pigment in the skin
inflammation of the soft tissue around the nail
fatty mass within a sebaceous gland
small abcess on the skin (collection of pus)
hypertrophied, thickened scar that occurs after trauma or surgical incision
inflammatory disease of the joints and collagen of the skin; can affect other body organs
systemic lupus erythematosus
moles that can develop into malignant melanoma
bed sore; break in continuity of skin
chronic recurrent dermatosis with silvery gray scales covering red patches in skin
tinea fungal infection (ringworm)
layers of growth are removed and examined microscopically
which term describes the spread of malignant tumors to a distant lacation?
which is an example of a solid tumor derived from epithelial tissue?
Adenocarcinoma of the lung
which is a description of a fungating tumor?
Mushrooming pattern of growth as tumor cells pile on top of each other
which term includes sessile and pedunculated types of growths?
what term describes localized tumor growth?
Carcinoma in situ
what does staging a tumor mean?
Assessing the extent of tumor spread
what does mutagenic mean?
pertaining to causing genetic change
what is the definition of a mutaion?
change in genetic material (DNA) of a cell
which is an example of genetic material that causes cancer?
local anesthesia is defined in the cpt guidlines as
local infiltration, metacarpal, matatarsal/ digital block or topical anesthesia
what code is used to report routine postoperative care
excision including simple closer of benign lesions of the skin includes this type of anesthesia
what are the divisions of the surgery section based on?
medical specialty or body system
know the definition of a "separate surgery"
considerd minor procedures that are reported when they are the only service performed or when along with a major procedure of a different site
know the contents of a surgical package
pre-op visit, intra-op services, post-op visits, usual complication, typical follow up care
the removal of a lesion by transverse incision that did not require sutured closure is reported using codes from which subsection
11300 shaving of epidermal or dermal lesions
excision defined as full thickness would be through the:
using the "rule of nines", adult legs are what percentage of the human body?
18% each leg 36% total
mohs micrographic surgery requires a single physician to act in two intergrated but separate and distinct capabilities of a surgeon and an:
what two items are needed to correctly code for local treatment of burns?
percent and depth
when reporting a staged procedure what modifier is assed to the cpt code?
which modifier indicates a significant, separately indentifiable e/m service?
to properly code lesion excision, you must know the behavior and the narrowest margin about the lesion, in addition to the following:
site, number, size
the method used by the physician to obtain a lesion biopsy depends on which set of factors?
size and type