ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q27.9

Congenital malformation of peripheral vascular system, unsp

Diagnosis Code Q27.9

ICD-10: Q27.9
Short Description: Congenital malformation of peripheral vascular system, unsp
Long Description: Congenital malformation of peripheral vascular system, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q27.9

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Congenital malformations of the circulatory system (Q20-Q28)
      • Other congenital malformations of peripheral vascular system (Q27)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q27.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The code Q27.9 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Abnormal umbilical cord
  • Arterial anomaly of umbilical cord
  • Arterial malformation
  • Blue rubber bleb nevus
  • Capillary malformation
  • Capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation syndrome
  • Capillary-venous malformation
  • Capillary-venous-lymphatic malformation
  • Congenital abnormality of systemic artery
  • Congenital abnormality of systemic vein
  • Congenital abnormality of vein
  • Congenital anomaly of blood vessel of limb
  • Congenital anomaly of blood vessel of lower limb
  • Congenital anomaly of blood vessel of upper limb
  • Congenital anomaly of peripheral blood vessel
  • Congenital vascular malformation
  • Cutaneous capillary malformation
  • Cutaneous vascular malformation
  • Diffuse lymphatic malformation
  • Four vessels in umbilical cord
  • Hereditary vascular fragility
  • Lymphatic malformation
  • Macroencephaly
  • Megalencephaly-capillary malformation syndrome
  • Microcephaly-capillary malformation syndrome
  • Mixed vascular malformation
  • Peripheral venous malformation
  • Posterior fossa brain malformation, haemaniogma, arterial anomaly, cardiac defect and aortic coarctation, eye abnormality synodrome and sternal anomaly syndrome
  • Posterior fossa brain malformation, hemangioma, arterial anomaly, cardiac defect and aortic coarctation, and eye abnormality syndrome
  • Vascular anomaly of umbilical cord
  • Vascular disorder of inner ear
  • Vascular malformation of inner ear
  • Venous anomaly of umbilical cord
  • Venous malformation
  • Venous remnant
  • Venous valvular anomaly
  • Venous-lymphatic malformation

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q27.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Birth Defects

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. One out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect.

A birth defect may affect how the body looks, works or both. Some birth defects like cleft lip or neural tube defects are structural problems that can be easy to see. To find others, like heart defects, doctors use special tests. Birth defects can vary from mild to severe. Some result from exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Infections during pregnancy can also result in birth defects. For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.

Some birth defects can be prevented. Taking folic acid can help prevent some birth defects. Talk to your doctor about any medicines you take. Some medicines can cause serious birth defects.

Babies with birth defects may need surgery or other medical treatments. Today, doctors can diagnose many birth defects in the womb. This enables them to treat or even correct some problems before the baby is born.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Intersex

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Vascular Diseases

The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called atherosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing bleeding inside the body.

You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older. Other factors that make vascular disease more likely include

  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing still
  • Any condition that affects the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Losing weight, eating healthy foods, being active and not smoking can help vascular disease. Other treatments include medicines and surgery.

  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Arterial embolism
  • Arteriogram
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care

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