ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N13.4

Hydroureter

Diagnosis Code N13.4

ICD-10: N13.4
Short Description: Hydroureter
Long Description: Hydroureter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N13.4

Valid for Submission
The code N13.4 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases (N10-N16)
      • Obstructive and reflux uropathy (N13)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N13.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • URINARY STONES WITH ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITH CC/MCC 691
  • URINARY STONES WITH ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITHOUT CC/MCC 692
  • URINARY STONES WITHOUT ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITH MCC 693
  • URINARY STONES WITHOUT ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITHOUT MCC 694

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Synonyms
  • 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:


Information for Patients


Ureteral Disorders

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
  • Ureterocele


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