ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 189.2

Malign neopl ureter

Diagnosis Code 189.2

ICD-9: 189.2
Short Description: Malign neopl ureter
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of ureter
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 189.2

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasm of genitourinary organs (179-189)
      • 189 Malignant neoplasm of kidney and other and unspecified urinary organs

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 189.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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        • orifice (bladder)���������������������������� 188.6��� 198.1����� 233.7����� 223.3����� 236.7����� 239.4

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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.

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  • Injury - kidney and ureter
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy
  • Ureterocele

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