Laceration of thorax with penetration into thoracic cavity

Hi,

Patient with multiple knife stab wounds to neck and entire back.  Has bilateral hemopneumothoraces.  There is no other mode of trauma documented. It seems safe to assume the lacerations are what caused the hemopneumothoraces with no other mode of trauma.  Can I automatically code this to laceration of thorax with penetration into thoracic cavity or should a query be submitted?


Many thanks,
Sarah
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