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Ms. Moneybags Digestive , Mediastinum and Diaphragm Coding

Terms or AcronymsDefinitions or Answers
Endoscopy rule #1 always code to the farthest site
Endoscopy rule #2 Code the proper approach
Anoscopy endoscopic exam of anus
Proctosigmoidoscopy endoscopic exam of rectum and sigmoid colon
Sigmoidoscopy endoscopic exam of entire rectum, sigmoid colon, and may include portion of descending colon
Colonoscopy endoscopic exam of entire colon from rectum to cecum and may include part of the terminal ileum
3 parts of the small intestine in descending order duodenum, jejunum and ileum
Anastamosis joining of two hollow tube like structures
exteriorizing (ostomy) developing an artificial opening
3 types of anastamosis end to end, end to side and side to side
5 ostomies for the intestines sigmoid, descending, transverse, ascending and ileostomy
Stoma artificial opening which allows removal of body wastes
Strangulated hernia hernia with blood supply cut off
Incarcerated hernia not reducible and constricted but not strangulated(cut off)
Reducible hernia able to be returned back into the abdominal cavity
Nonreducible hernia hernia not able to be returned back into the abdominal cavity
volvulus twisted section of the intestine
Eviseration pulling the viscera outside of the body through an incision
Hernia organ or tissue protruding through the wall or cavity that usually contains it
Intussusception slipping of one part of the intestine into another part
medastinum area between the lungs
diaphragm wall of muscle that seperates thoracic and abdominal cavities
imbrication of the diaphragm diaphragm sutured back into place
eventration diaphragm moves up due to paralysis of nerves
Endoscopy rule #3 If a diagnostic procedure turns into a surgical procedure, code ONLY the surgical procedure
Created by: Ms. Moneybags