Skin and Soft Tissue

  • Scott CollinsEmail author
  • Dinakar Golla


The integumentary system of CPT defines procedures on skin, subcutaneous, and accessory structures and contains approximately 344 unique codes. These can be broadly classified into a large group of codes dealing with the treatment of skin lesions and skin trauma and a smaller group of codes that includes treatment of superficial abscesses and assorted cosmetic procedures (e.g., blepharoplasty, chemical peeling and dermabrasion, hair replacement surgery, and panniculectomy). This chapter will focus on the diagnosis of skin lesions, their removal, and the subsequent repair of the surgical defect. The repair codes are also used for reporting the treatment of various types of skin trauma and flaps for soft tissue reconstruction.


National Comprehensive Cancer Network National Comprehensive Cancer Network Secondary Defect Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American Association of Dermatology Representative to the AMA RUCDermatology AssociatesTigardUSA
  2. 2.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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