What is karydakis flap?

What is karydakis flap?

The Karydakis flap procedure is a safe treatment alternative for the surgical treatment of sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease owing to the associated low complication rate, short hospital length of stay, rapid healing, and a high patient satisfaction rate.

What is a Bascom flap?

Bascom operation. This procedure, may also be called “cleft closure” or “cleft lift” This procedure is usually performed if a pilonidal abscess has failed to heal. The operation involves removing the infected tissue which is often more extensive than it appears on the surface.

What is the ICD 10 code for pilonidal cyst?

L05. 91 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

What is a flap closure?

A skin flap is a type of wound closure. A local skin flap consists of skin taken from an adjacent area and moved to fill the surgical defect often created from the removal of a skin lesion such as skin cancer.

Why did I get a pilonidal cyst?

The exact cause of pilonidal cysts isn’t clear. But most pilonidal cysts appear to be caused by loose hairs that penetrate the skin. Friction and pressure — skin rubbing against skin, tight clothing, bicycling, long periods of sitting or similar factors — force the hair down into skin.

Which code represents incision and drainage of pilonidal cyst?

CPT 10080, Incision and drainage of pilonidal cyst; simple represents the most typical treatment reported.

Is the flap closure included in the procedure described by Code 11772?

Is the flap closure included in the procedure described by code 11772, Excision of pilonidal cyst or sinus; complicated, or should code 14000, Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, trunk; defect 10 sq cm or less, be reported in addition to code 11772? Answer: The flap closure is not included in the procedure described by code 11772.

How is the closure of a coding Root performed?

The closure involved a local tissue advancement flap. The site was cleaned and local tissue flaps were designed for advancement. Undermining was performed and the fascial flap was advanced into the defect. Hemostasis was achieved using electrocautery. Closure was performed under moderate tension with interrupted 5-0 Vicryl.

What is the ICD-9 code for nail debridement?

Debridement Of Nail, Nail Bed, Or Nail Fold 86.27 is a specific code and is valid to identify a procedure. 2012 ICD-9-CM Procedure Code 86.28 Nonexcisional Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn 86.28 is a specific code and is valid to identify a procedure.

When do you need local soft tissue flaps?

Local soft tissue flaps may be required for closure of a large defect. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, is a contributing editor at AAPC. He has been covering medical coding and billing, healthcare policy, and the business of medicine since 1999.