Diagnosis Code I71.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code I71.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH MCC 299
- PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH CC 300
- PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC 301
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 441.9 - Aortic aneurysm NOS (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Aneurysm of descending aorta
- Aortic aneurysm
- Aortic left ventricular tunnel
- Aortic tunnel
- Aortico-left ventricular tunnel with extracardiac aneurysm of aortic wall
- Congenital aneurysm of aorta
- Congenital aneurysm of systemic artery
- Congenital peripheral aneurysm
- Hyaline necrosis of aorta
- Necrosis of artery
- Pericarditis secondary to aortic aneurysm
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code I71.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Aneurysm of aorta
- Dilatation of aorta
- Hyaline NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the Tabular List.rosis of aorta
Information for Patients
An aneurysm is a bulge or "ballooning" in the wall of an artery. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. If an aneurysm grows large, it can burst and cause dangerous bleeding or even death.
Most aneurysms are in the aorta, the main artery that runs from the heart through the chest and abdomen.
There are two types of aortic aneurysm:
- Thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) - these occur in the part of the aorta running through the chest
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) - these occur in the part of the aorta running through the abdomen
Most aneurysms are found during tests done for other reasons. Some people are at high risk for aneurysms. It is important for them to get screening, because aneurysms can develop and become large before causing any symptoms. Screening is recommended for people between the ages of 65 and 75 if they have a family history, or if they are men who have smoked. Doctors use imaging tests to find aneurysms. Medicines and surgery are the two main treatments.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open - discharge
- Aortic aneurysm repair - endovascular
- Aortic aneurysm repair - endovascular- discharge
- Aortic dissection
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm