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PROCEDURE: The mid-chest was prepped, draped, and cleaned with Betadine solution. A margin of 2 cm laterally and medially around the lesion site was taken. The incision was carried down to the muscle
fascia, which was included in the specimen. Bleeding was controlled by electrocautery, and we closed the defect with the running subcuticular 4-0 undyed Vicryl using layered closure. Steri-strips and a sterile bandage were applied. The patient tolerated the procedure well. PATHOLOGY REPORT LATER INDICATED: Malignant melanoma Identify the correct diagnosis (ICD-9-CM) code(s) for the above scenario?
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User: PROCEDURE: The mid-chest was prepped, draped, and cleaned with Betadine solution. A margin of 2 cm laterally and medially around the lesion site was taken. The incision was carried down to the muscle fascia, which was included in the specimen. Bleeding was controlled by electrocautery, and we closed the defect with the running subcuticular 4-0 undyed Vicryl using layered closure. Steri-strips and a sterile bandage were applied. The patient tolerated the procedure well. PATHOLOGY REPORT LATER INDICATED: Malignant melanoma Identify the correct diagnosis (ICD-9-CM) code(s) for the above scenario?

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User: what is the correct icd 9 cm codes for malignant melanoma mid chest





Weegy: A primary or metastatic malignant neoplasm involving the breast. The vast majority of cases are carcinomas arising from the breast parenchyma or the nipple. Malignant breast neoplasms occur more frequently in females than in males. [ - 2003 Short description: Malig melanoma trunk. ICD-9-CM 172.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim ]
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