ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V55.0

Atten to tracheostomy

Diagnosis Code V55.0

ICD-9: V55.0
Short Description: Atten to tracheostomy
Long Description: Attention to tracheostomy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V55.0

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V55 Attention to artificial openings

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z43.0 - Encounter for attention to tracheostomy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V55.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • attention to artificial opening (of) V55.9
          • tracheostomy V55.0
    • Attention to
      • tracheostomy V55.0
    • Tracheostomy
      • attention to V55.0

Information for Patients

Tracheal Disorders

Also called: Windpipe disorders

Your trachea, or windpipe, is one part of your airway system. Airways are pipes that carry oxygen-rich air to your lungs. They also carry carbon dioxide, a waste gas, out of your lungs.

When you inhale, air travels from your nose, through your larynx, and down your windpipe. The windpipe splits into two bronchi that enter your lungs.

Problems with the trachea include narrowing, inflammation, and some inherited conditions. You may need a procedure called a tracheostomy to help you breathe if you have swallowing problems, or have conditions that affect coughing or block your airways. You might also need a tracheostomy if you are in critical care and need to be on a breathing machine.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Acute upper airway obstruction
  • Learning about ventilators
  • Swallowing problems
  • Tracheitis
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair
  • Tracheomalacia - acquired
  • Tracheomalacia - congenital
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Tracheostomy tube - eating
  • Tracheostomy tube - speaking

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