Diagnosis Code N13.4
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code N13.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 691 - URINARY STONES WITH ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITH CC/MCC
- 692 - URINARY STONES WITH ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITHOUT CC/MCC
- 693 - URINARY STONES WITHOUT ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITH MCC
- 694 - URINARY STONES WITHOUT ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITHOUT MCC
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.
- 593.5 - Hydroureter
- Hydroureter from necrotic papilla in ureter
- Non-obstructive hydroureter
- Obstructive hydroureter
- Ureteric neuromuscular incoordination
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N13.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- congenital hydroureter (Q62.3-)
- hydroureter WITH "With"
The word “with” should be interpreted to mean “associated with” or “due to” when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word “with” in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order. infection (N13.6)
- vesicoureteral-reflux WITH "With"
The word “with” should be interpreted to mean “associated with” or “due to” when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word “with” in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order. hydroureter (N13.73-)
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