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What is neurofibroma?

What is neurofibroma?

Neurofibromas are benign (noncancerous) tumors that grow on nerves in the body. Most neurofibromas occur in association with a genetic disorder. Solitary neurofibromas can also occur in otherwise healthy people; these are called sporadic neurofibromas.

Is neurofibroma and neurofibromatosis the same thing?

A neurofibroma can arise with no known cause, or it may appear in people with a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 1. These tumors are most often found in people ages 20 to 40 years.

How is a neurofibroma removed?

Usually a neurofibroma is “excised”, meaning “cut out”, by a scalpel or other means; or they are “destroyed” by electrosurgery. The tumors may also be destroyed (ablated) by desiccation (dehydration or drying), or vaporized using electrosurgery.

What is the CPT code for excision of benign lesion?

The correct CPT codes are 11402, excision benign lesion, 2 cm, 11042, excisional debridement of benign wound, and 12031-59, layered closure 2 cm excision.

What is the CPT code for excision of hemangioma?

CPT Series 17110-17111 is appropriate to code hemangioma excision by laser. ICD9-CM- 228.0x- select the code according to the site.

What is the CPT code for excision of mediastinal tumor?

As per the documentation the appropriate CPT code would be 39220 (Resection of mediastinal tumor) because pathological diagnosis of mass is thymoma which is a type of tumor and for mediastinal tumor excision there is specific CPT code i.e. 39220.

What is the CPT code for excision of sebaceous cyst?

Answer: If the question is what diagnosis code should be used, the answer is 706.2 (sebaceous cyst). If the question is how to code the excision of cysts, the CPT code range 11420-11426 (excision, benign lesion, except skin tag [unless listed elsewhere], scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia) should be used.