ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M79.A3

Nontraumatic compartment syndrome of abdomen

Diagnosis Code M79.A3

ICD-10: M79.A3
Short Description: Nontraumatic compartment syndrome of abdomen
Long Description: Nontraumatic compartment syndrome of abdomen
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M79.A3

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Oth and unsp soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified (M79)

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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M79.A3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITH MCC 557
  • TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITHOUT MCC 558

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  • 729.73 - Nontrauma comp syn-abd

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Muscle Disorders

Also called: Myopathy

Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.

Causes of muscle disorders include

  • Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
  • A genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Some cancers
  • Inflammation, such as myositis
  • Diseases of nerves that affect muscles
  • Infections
  • Certain medicines

Sometimes the cause is not known.

  • Caring for muscle spasticity or spasms
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Contracture deformity
  • Creatine phosphokinase test
  • Electromyography
  • Eyelid twitch
  • Hypotonia
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Muscle function loss
  • Muscle twitching
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Weakness


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