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Retained gallstone in abdominal wall with abscess

  • 1.  Retained gallstone in abdominal wall with abscess

    Posted 01-02-2019 15:34
    ​Patient presented with RUQ abdominal pain.  Had history of a Lap cholecystectomy 14 years ago.  Found to have an abscess with what looked like a gallstone in the abdominal wall.  An I&D of the abscess was performed with removal of the retained gallstone from subcutaneous tissue.

    What would be the principal diagnosis; the retained gallstone (K91.86) or the abdominal wall abscess (L02.211)?

    Appreciate any suggestions!


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    Paula Scheiderich, RHIT
    Clinical Documentation Improvement
    Oneida Healthcare Center
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