Diagnosis Code V41.6
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- R13.10 - Dysphagia, unspecified (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Chewing symptoms
- Difficulty swallowing soft foods
- Does not swallow soft foods
- Does not swallow solids
- Does swallow soft foods
- Unable to swallow soft foods
- Unable to swallow solids
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V41.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Problem (with) V49.9
- mastication V41.6
- swallowing V41.6
Information for Patients
Also called: Dysphagia
If you have a swallowing disorder, you may have difficulty or pain when swallowing. Some people cannot swallow at all. Others may have trouble swallowing liquids, foods, or saliva. This makes it hard to eat. Often, it can be difficult to take in enough calories and fluids to nourish your body.
Anyone can have a swallowing disorder, but it is more likely in the elderly. It often happens because of other conditions, including
- Nervous system disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy
- Problems with your esophagus, including GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- Head or spinal cord injury
- Cancer of the head, neck, or esophagus
Medicines can help some people, while others may need surgery. Swallowing treatment with a speech-language pathologist can help. You may find it helpful to change your diet or hold your head or neck in a certain way when you eat. In very serious cases, people may need feeding tubes.
NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
- Esophageal manometry
- Painful swallowing
- Swallowing difficulty
- Swallowing problems