ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N13.72

Vesicoureteral-reflux w reflux nephropathy w/o hydroureter

Diagnosis Code N13.72

ICD-10: N13.72
Short Description: Vesicoureteral-reflux w reflux nephropathy w/o hydroureter
Long Description: Vesicoureteral-reflux with reflux nephropathy without hydroureter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N13.72

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

Information for Patients

Kidney Diseases

Also called: Renal disease

You have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. They are near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney there are about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They filter your blood. They remove wastes and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters. It goes to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.

Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines. You have a higher risk of kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a close family member with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease damages the nephrons slowly over several years. Other kidney problems include

  • Cancer
  • Cysts
  • Stones
  • Infections

Your doctor can do blood and urine tests to check if you have kidney disease. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • ACE inhibitors
  • Acute nephritic syndrome
  • Analgesic nephropathy
  • Atheroembolic renal disease
  • Bartter syndrome
  • Bilateral hydronephrosis
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome
  • Distal renal tubular acidosis
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Goodpasture syndrome
  • IgA nephropathy
  • Injury - kidney and ureter
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Kidney removal
  • Kidney removal - discharge
  • Medicines and Kidney Disease - NIH (National Kidney Disease Education Program)
  • Membranoproliferative GN I
  • Membranous nephropathy
  • Minimal change disease
  • Nephrocalcinosis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Perirenal abscess
  • Proximal renal tubular acidosis
  • Reflux nephropathy
  • Renal papillary necrosis
  • Renal perfusion scintiscan
  • Renal vein thrombosis
  • Unilateral hydronephrosis

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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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