ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 457.0

Postmastect lymphedema

Diagnosis Code 457.0

ICD-9: 457.0
Short Description: Postmastect lymphedema
Long Description: Postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 457.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Diseases of veins and lymphatics, and other diseases of circulatory system (451-459)
      • 457 Noninfective disorders of lymphatic channels

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • I97.2 - Postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Lymphatic obstruction

Lymphedema is the name of a type of swelling. It happens when lymph builds up in your body's soft tissues. Lymph is a fluid that contains white blood cells that defend against germs. It can build up when the lymph system is damaged or blocked. It usually happens in the arms or legs.

Causes of lymphedema include

  • Infection
  • Cancer
  • Scar tissue from radiation therapy or surgical removal of lymph nodes
  • Inherited conditions in which lymph nodes or vessels are absent or abnormal

Treatment can help control symptoms. It includes exercise, compression devices, skin care, and massage.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Compression stockings
  • Lymphatic obstruction
  • Lymphedema

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A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast or part of a breast. It is usually done to treat breast cancer. Types of breast surgery include

  • Total (simple) mastectomy - removal of breast tissue and nipple
  • Modified radical mastectomy - removal of the breast, most of the lymph nodes under the arm, and often the lining over the chest muscles
  • Lumpectomy - surgery to remove the tumor and a small amount of normal tissue around it

Which surgery you have depends on the stage of cancer, size of the tumor, size of the breast, and whether the lymph nodes are involved. Many women have breast reconstruction to rebuild the breast after a mastectomy.

Sometimes mastectomy is done to prevent breast cancer. Only high-risk patients have this type of surgery.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Breast lump removal
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastectomy - discharge

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