Uncal Herniation in Traumatic Brain Injury
Patient presents with traumatic SDH & SAH- non surgical/non survivable. F/u CT head shows uncal herniation and support is withdrawn and patient expires.
Can I code compression of the brain with the traumatic brain injury? I've been told no because its considered "inherent". That makes ZERO sense. Herniation is not inherent to a traumatic head injury. I cannot find any coding clinic guidance nor is there excludes 1 note. Thanks!