Diagnosis Code Z43
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code Z43 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Includes Notes: Includes Notes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- closure of artificial openings
- passage of sounds or bougies through artificial openings
- reforming artificial openings
- removal of catheter from artificial openings
- toilet or cleansing of artificial openings
- 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.
- complications of external stoma (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-)
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: Type 2 Excludes Notes
A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
- fitting and adjustment of prosthetic and other devices (Z44-Z46)
Information for Patients
An ostomy is surgery to create an opening (stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. It treats certain diseases of the digestive or urinary systems. It can be permanent, when an organ must be removed. It can be temporary, when the organ needs time to heal. The organ could be the small intestine, colon, rectum, or bladder. With an ostomy, there must be a new way for wastes to leave the body.
There are many different types of ostomy. Some examples are
- Ileostomy - the bottom of the small intestine (ileum) is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the colon, rectum and anus.
- Colostomy - the colon is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the rectum and the anus.
- Urostomy - the tubes that carry urine to the bladder are attached to the stoma. This bypasses the bladder.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Changing your ostomy pouch (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Colostomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ileostomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ileostomy - caring for your stoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ileostomy - changing your pouch (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ileostomy - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ileostomy and your diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Urostomy - stoma and skin care (Medical Encyclopedia)