ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 867.2

Ureter injury-closed

Diagnosis Code 867.2

ICD-9: 867.2
Short Description: Ureter injury-closed
Long Description: Injury to ureter, without mention of open wound into cavity
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 867.2

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Internal injury of chest, abdomen, and pelvis (860-869)
      • 867 Injury to pelvic organs

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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