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Encounter for fertility preservation procedure (V26.82)

ICD-9 code V26.82 for Encounter for fertility preservation procedure is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -PERSONS ENCOUNTERING HEALTH SERVICES IN CIRCUMSTANCES RELATED TO REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT (V20-V29).

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Encounter for fertility preservation procedure

Encounter for fertility preservation procedure prior to cancer therapy

Encounter for fertility preservation procedure prior to surgical removal of gonads

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