ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V51.0

Brst reconst fol mastect

Diagnosis Code V51.0

ICD-9: V51.0
Short Description: Brst reconst fol mastect
Long Description: Encounter for breast reconstruction following mastectomy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V51.0

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V51 Aftercare involving the use of plastic surgery

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
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  • Z42.1 - Encounter for breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Synonyms
  • Unilateral reconstruction of breast with bipedicle transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap
  • Unilateral reconstruction of breast with bipedicle transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap and opposite breast reduction/mastopexy
  • Unilateral reconstruction of breast with single pedicle transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap
  • Unilateral reconstruction of breast with single pedicle transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap and opposite breast reduction/mastopexy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V51.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Breast Reconstruction

If you need a mastectomy, you have a choice about whether or not to have surgery to rebuild the shape of the breast. Instead of breast reconstruction, you could choose to wear a breast form that replaces the breast, wear padding inside your bra, or do nothing. All of these options have pros and cons. What is right for one woman may not be right for another.

Breast reconstruction may be done at the same time as the mastectomy, or it may be done later on. If radiation therapy is part of the treatment plan, your doctor may suggest waiting until after radiation therapy.

If you're thinking about breast reconstruction, talk to a plastic surgeon before the mastectomy, even if you plan to have your reconstruction later on.

A surgeon can reconstruct the breast in many ways. Some women choose to have breast implants, which are filled with saline or silicone gel. Another method uses tissue taken from another part of your body. The plastic surgeon can take skin, muscle, and fat from your lower abdomen, back, or buttocks.

The type of reconstruction that is best for you depends on your age, body type, and the type of cancer surgery that you had. A plastic surgeon can help you decide.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Breast reconstruction - implants
  • Breast reconstruction - natural tissue


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