Clinical classification codes

Coding recommendations

The OPCS-4 codes for Pre-operative high dose rate brachytherapy for rectal cancer are:

X65.2 Delivery of a fraction of intracavitary radiotherapy

Note: Use a subsidiary code to identify introduction of radioactive material (Y35, Y36)

Y35.4 Introduction of radioactive substance into organ for brachytherapy NOC

Y89.1 High dose rate brachytherapy treatment

Z29.1 Rectum

In addition the ICD-10 code C20.X Malignant neoplasm of rectum would be recorded.

C20.X Malignant neoplasm of rectum

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