Diagnosis Code D41.21
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code D41.21 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 656 - KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITH MCC
- 657 - KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITH CC
- 658 - KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITHOUT CC/MCC
- 659 - KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NON-NEOPLASM WITH MCC
- 660 - KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NON-NEOPLASM WITH CC
- 661 - KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NON-NEOPLASM WITHOUT CC/MCC
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- 236.91 - Unc behav neo kidney (approximate) Approximate Flag
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Information for Patients
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
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