ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 447.0

Acq arterioven fistula

Diagnosis Code 447.0

ICD-9: 447.0
Short Description: Acq arterioven fistula
Long Description: Arteriovenous fistula, acquired
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 447.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Diseases of arteries, arterioles, and capillaries (440-449)
      • 447 Other disorders of arteries and arterioles

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • I77.0 - Arteriovenous fistula, acquired

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


A fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts inside of the body. Fistulas may develop between different organs, such as between the esophagus and the windpipe or the bowel and the vagina. They can also develop between two blood vessels, such as between an artery and a vein or between two arteries.

Some people are born with a fistula. Other common causes of fistulas include

  • Complications from surgery
  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

Treatment depends on the cause of the fistula, where it is, and how bad it is. Some fistulas will close on their own. In some cases, you may need antibiotics and/or surgery.

  • Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal fistula

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