ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 593.70

Vescouretrl rflux unspcf

Diagnosis Code 593.70

ICD-9: 593.70
Short Description: Vescouretrl rflux unspcf
Long Description: Vesicoureteral reflux unspecified or without reflux nephropathy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 593.70

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Congenital vesicoureterorenal reflux, bilateral
  • Obstructive vesicoureteric reflux
  • Post-surgical vesicoureteric reflux
  • Primary vesicoureteric reflux
  • Secondary vesicoureteric reflux
  • Vesicoureteric reflux
  • Vesicoureteric reflux after renal transplant

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 593.70 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Reflux 530.81
      • vesicoureteral 593.70
        • with
          • reflux nephropathy 593.73
            • bilateral 593.72
            • unilateral 593.71

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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