ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I72.0

Aneurysm of carotid artery

Diagnosis Code I72.0

ICD-10: I72.0
Short Description: Aneurysm of carotid artery
Long Description: Aneurysm of carotid artery
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I72.0

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The code I72.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries (I70-I79)
      • Other aneurysm (I72)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I72.0 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

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Synonyms
  • Aneurysm of artery of neck
  • Aneurysm of common carotid artery
  • Aneurysm of external carotid artery
  • Aneurysm of head and neck artery
  • Aneurysm of superficial temporal artery
  • Carotid artery aneurysm
  • Unruptured aneurysm of carotid artery

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Aneurysms

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
  • Magnetic resonance angiography


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