ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 592.1

Calculus of ureter

Diagnosis Code 592.1

ICD-9: 592.1
Short Description: Calculus of ureter
Long Description: Calculus of ureter
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 592.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
    • Other diseases of urinary system (590-599)
      • 592 Calculus of kidney and ureter

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

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.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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

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