Diagnosis Code D41.8
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code D41.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITH MCC 656
- KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITH CC 657
- KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITHOUT CC/MCC 658
- KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NON-NEOPLASM WITH MCC 659
- KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NON-NEOPLASM WITH CC 660
- KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NON-NEOPLASM WITHOUT CC/MCC 661
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- 236.99 - Unc behav neo urinar NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
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- Neoplasm of paraurethral glands
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of paraurethral glands
Information for Patients
Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The urine travels from the kidneys to the bladder in two thin tubes called ureters.
The ureters are about 8 to 10 inches long. Muscles in the ureter walls tighten and relax to force urine down and away from the kidneys. Small amounts of urine flow from the ureters into the bladder about every 10 to 15 seconds.
Sometimes the ureters can become blocked or injured. This can block the flow of urine to the bladder. If urine stands still or backs up the ureter, you may get a urinary tract infections.
Doctors diagnose problems with the ureters using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays, and examination of the ureter with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Injury - kidney and ureter
- Retroperitoneal fibrosis
- Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy
The urethra is the tube that allows urine to pass out of the body. In men, it's a long tube that runs through the penis. It also carries semen in men. In women, it's short and is just above the vagina. Urethral problems may happen due to aging, illness, or injury. They include
- Urethral cancer - a rare cancer that happens more often in men
- Urethral stricture - a narrowing of the opening of the urethra
- Urethritis - inflammation of the urethra, sometimes caused by infection
Urethral problems may cause pain or difficulty passing urine. You may also have bleeding or discharge from the urethra.
Doctors diagnose urethral problems using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays and an examination of the urethra with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.
- Chlamydial infections - male
- Meatal stenosis
- Self catheterization - female
- Self catheterization - male
- Traumatic injury of the bladder and urethra
- Urethral discharge culture
- Urethral stricture
- Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)