ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q26.8

Other congenital malformations of great veins

Diagnosis Code Q26.8

ICD-10: Q26.8
Short Description: Other congenital malformations of great veins
Long Description: Other congenital malformations of great veins
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q26.8

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The code Q26.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations of the circulatory system (Q20-Q28)
      • Congenital malformations of great veins (Q26)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q26.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • CARDIAC CONGENITAL AND VALVULAR DISORDERS WITH MCC 306
  • CARDIAC CONGENITAL AND VALVULAR DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC 307

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The code Q26.8 is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Abnormal inferior vena caval connection
  • Abnormality of left inferior vena cava
  • Abnormality of left inferior vena cava
  • Abnormality of right inferior vena cava
  • Abnormality of right inferior vena cava
  • Abnormality of right inferior vena cava
  • Abnormality of right superior vena cava
  • Abnormality of right superior vena cava
  • Abnormality of right superior vena cava
  • Abnormality of right superior vena cava
  • Absence of inferior vena cava
  • Absence of superior vena cava
  • Absent bridging vein
  • Absent right superior vena cava
  • Anomalies of great veins
  • Anomalous insertion of right superior vena cava to left atrium
  • Atresia of left superior vena cava
  • Atresia of systemic vein
  • Atresia of systemic vein
  • Atretic right superior vena cava
  • Azygos continuation of inferior vena cava to right superior vena cava
  • Bilateral superior vena cava
  • Congenital abnormality of great veins and coronary sinus
  • Congenital abnormality of hepatic vein
  • Congenital absence of inferior vena cava
  • Congenital absence of superior vena cava
  • Congenital absence of vena cava
  • Congenital anomaly of aortic arch AND/OR descending aorta
  • Congenital atresia of inferior vena cava
  • Congenital atresia of superior vena cava
  • Congenital dilatation of inferior vena cava
  • Congenital dilatation of superior vena cava
  • Congenital hypoplasia of cardiac vein
  • Congenital malposition of inferior vena cava
  • Congenital malposition of superior vena cava
  • Congenital pulmonary venous atrium
  • Congenital stenosis of pulmonary veins
  • Congenital systemic venous atrium
  • Descending aorta anterior and same side as azygos vein with absent inferior vena cava
  • Hypoplasia of cardiac vein
  • Inferior cava to left of spine with right descending aorta
  • Inferior vena cava anterior and same side as descending aorta
  • Inferior vena cava connecting to coronary sinus
  • Inferior vena cava connecting to morphological left atrium
  • Inferior vena cava connecting to right atrium and left atrium
  • Inferior vena cava interruption with bilateral azygos continuation
  • Inferior vena cava interruption with left sided hemiazygos continuation
  • Inferior vena cava interruption with right sided azygos continuation
  • Inferior vena cava to left of spine
  • Interrupted left inferior vena cava
  • Interrupted right inferior vena cava
  • Left inferior vena cava connecting to left atrium and right atrium
  • Left sided azygos continuation of inferior vena cava to left superior vena cava
  • Obstructive Eustachian valve
  • Persistent common pulmonary vein
  • Persistent left posterior cardinal vein
  • Prolapse of Eustachian valve
  • Prominent valve of inferior vena cava
  • Prominent valve of inferior vena cava
  • Pulmonary vein stenosis
  • Pulmonary venous hypertension due to congenital stenosis of pulmonary vein
  • Pulmonary venous hypoplasia
  • Right inferior vena cava connecting to left atrium and right atrium
  • Right inferior vena cava connecting to left sided atrium
  • Right superior vena cava connecting to coronary sinus
  • Right superior vena cava connecting to coronary sinus and then to left sided atrium
  • Right superior vena cava connecting to left atrium and right atrium
  • Right superior vena cava persisting to coronary sinus and then to right sided atrium
  • Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction due to prolapse of Eustachian valve
  • Scimitar syndrome
  • Scimitar syndrome with additional anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • Separate hepatic vein and inferior vena cava connections to heart
  • Sinus venosus atrial septal defect
  • Sinus venosus atrial septal defect
  • Sinus venosus defect with overriding inferior vena cava
  • Sinus venosus defect with overriding superior vena cava

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Congenital Heart Defects

A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. The defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart, and the arteries and veins near the heart. They can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart. The blood flow can slow down, go in the wrong direction or to the wrong place, or be blocked completely.

Doctors use a physical exam and special heart tests to diagnose congenital heart defects. They often find severe defects during pregnancy or soon after birth. Signs and symptoms of severe defects in newborns include

  • Rapid breathing
  • Cyanosis - a bluish tint to the skin, lips, and fingernails
  • Fatigue
  • Poor blood circulation

Many congenital heart defects cause few or no signs and symptoms. They are often not diagnosed until children are older.

Many children with congenital heart defects don't need treatment, but others do. Treatment can include medicines, catheter procedures, surgery, and heart transplants. The treatment depends on the type of the defect, how severe it is, and a child's age, size, and general health.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Atrial septal defect
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Congenital heart defect corrective surgeries
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cyanotic heart disease
  • Dextrocardia
  • Echocardiogram -- children
  • Heart murmurs and other sounds
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Ventricular septal defect


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