ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V42.0

Kidney transplant status

Diagnosis Code V42.0

ICD-9: V42.0
Short Description: Kidney transplant status
Long Description: Kidney replaced by transplant
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V42.0

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with a condition influencing their health status (V40-V49)
      • V42 Organ or tissue replaced by transplant

Information for Patients

Kidney Transplantation

Also called: Renal transplantation

A kidney transplant is an operation that places a healthy kidney in your body. The transplanted kidney takes over the work of the two kidneys that failed, so you no longer need dialysis.

During a transplant, the surgeon places the new kidney in your lower abdomen and connects the artery and vein of the new kidney to your artery and vein. Often, the new kidney will start making urine as soon as your blood starts flowing through it. But sometimes it takes a few weeks to start working.

Many transplanted kidneys come from donors who have died. Some come from a living family member. The wait for a new kidney can be long.

If you have a transplant, you must take drugs for the rest of your life, to keep your body from rejecting the new kidney.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Kidney transplant

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