ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 457.9

Noninfect lymph dis NOS

Diagnosis Code 457.9

ICD-9: 457.9
Short Description: Noninfect lymph dis NOS
Long Description: Unspecified noninfectious disorder of lymphatic channels
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 457.9

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 Patients

Lymphatic Diseases

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up of

  • Lymph - a fluid that contains white blood cells that defend against germs
  • Lymph vessels - vessels that carry lymph throughout your body. They are different from blood vessels.
  • Lymph nodes - glands found throughout the lymph vessels. Along with your spleen, these nodes are where white blood cells fight infection.

Your bone marrow and thymus produce the cells in lymph. They are part of the system, too.

The lymphatic system clears away infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. If it's not working properly, fluid builds in your tissues and causes swelling, called lymphedema. Other lymphatic system problems can include infections, blockage, and cancer.

  • Cancer and lymph nodes
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Groin lump
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Lymph system
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Lymphangiogram
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphofollicular hyperplasia
  • Neck dissection
  • Neck lump
  • Swollen glands

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