Diagnosis Code I72
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code I72 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Includes Notes: Includes Notes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- aneurysm (cirsoid) (false) (ruptured)
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: Type 2 Excludes Notes
A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
- acquired aneurysm (I77.0)
- aneurysm (of) aorta (I71.-)
- aneurysm (of) arteriovenous NOS (Q27.3-)
- carotid artery dissection (I77.71)
- cerebral (nonruptured) aneurysm (I67.1)
- coronary aneurysm (I25.4)
- coronary artery dissection (I25.42)
- dissection of artery 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. (I77.79)
- dissection of precerebral artery, congenital (nonruptured) (Q28.1)
- heart aneurysm (I25.3)
- iliac artery dissection (I77.72)
- pulmonary artery aneurysm (I28.1)
- renal artery dissection (I77.73)
- retinal aneurysm (H35.0)
- ruptured cerebral aneurysm (I60.7)
- varicose aneurysm (I77.0)
- vertebral artery dissection (I77.74)
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 occur in the aorta, the main artery that runs from the heart through the chest and abdomen. Aneurysms also can happen in arteries in the brain, heart and other parts of the body. If an aneurysm in the brain bursts, it causes a stroke.
Aneurysms can develop and become large before causing any symptoms. Often doctors can stop aneurysms from bursting if they find and treat them early. They use imaging tests to find aneurysms. Often aneurysms are found by chance during tests done for other reasons. Medicines and surgery are the two main treatments for aneurysms.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Aneurysm (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Magnetic resonance angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)