I once had a clitoral hair tourniquet in a 7 y/o. Surgery passed on it.
Ob/gyn did not want any part of it. But it had to be done.
Let me tell you that going after that strand of hair with a scalpel blade
was one of my more uncomfortable experiences as an ED physician.
(Julie -- I don't see my particular ICD-10 code on your list).
On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 5:32 PM, Brown, Julie <
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> What are the codes you needed but couldn’t find? Is there a way to report
> these ‘wants’?
> Here is my recent one: labial hair tourniquet.
> Here were my tourniquet options:
> • S30.842 ◦ External constriction of penis
> ◦ Inclusion: Hair tourniquet syndrome of penis
> • S60.34 ◦ External constriction of thumb
> ◦ Inclusion: Hair tourniquet syndrome of thumb
> • S60.44 ◦ External constriction of fingers
> ◦ Inclusion: Hair tourniquet syndrome of finger
> • S90.44 ◦ External constriction of toe
> ◦ Inclusion: Hair tourniquet syndrome of toe
> Here is the unsatisfactory code I ended up using:
> · N90.89 Other specified noninflammatory disorders of
> vulva and perineum
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