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Topic Title: PAROTID MASS & NASOPHARYNGEAL MASS
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Created On: 08/27/2008 04:11 PM

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ladymarion62@aol.com

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Does anyone know the proper codes for Parotid Mass & Nasopharyngeal Mass?
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 08/27/2008 06:59 PM
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chavez

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Hi ladymarion:

See the index for: mass / specified organ NEC - See disease of specified organ or site.

For the parotid mass there's no subterm "parotid" found under "disease." However, the parotid is a salivary gland. So look up: disease / salivary gland or duct NEC - 527.9

For the nasopharyngeal mass, see disease / nasal or nose - 478.19; and disease pharynx - 478.20. Seems like 2 codes are necessary to fully describe the two locations.

Hope this helps you.
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