Valid for Submission
I72.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of aneurysm of unspecified site. The code I72.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code I72.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like aneurysm, aneurysm of artery of trunk, aneurysm of artery, other than aorta, aneurysm of peripheral artery, aneurysm of transplanted artery , arterial aneurysm, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like I72.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code I72.9 are found in the index:
- - Aneurysm (anastomotic) (artery) (cirsoid) (diffuse) (false) (fusiform) (multiple) (saccular) - I72.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Aneurysm of artery of trunk
- Aneurysm of artery, other than aorta
- Aneurysm of peripheral artery
- Aneurysm of transplanted artery
- Arterial aneurysm
- Arterial obstruction due to thrombotic embolism from aneurysm of artery
- Atherosclerotic aneurysm
- Cirsoid aneurysm
- Cirsoid aneurysm of artery
- Disorder of surgical arteriovenous fistula
- Distention of artery
- False aneurysm of artery
- IRVAN syndrome
- Mycotic aneurysm
- O/E - arterial wall - aneurysm
- O/E - arterial wall character
- Pseudoaneurysm of arteriovenous graft
- Pseudoaneurysm of surgical arteriovenous fistula
- Ruptured aneurysm of artery
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
An aneurysm is a bulge or "ballooning" in the wall of an artery. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. If an aneurysm grows large, it can burst and cause dangerous bleeding or even death.
Most aneurysms occur in the aorta, the main artery that runs from the heart through the chest and abdomen. Aneurysms also can happen in arteries in the brain, heart and other parts of the body. If an aneurysm in the brain bursts, it causes a stroke.
Aneurysms can develop and become large before causing any symptoms. Often doctors can stop aneurysms from bursting if they find and treat them early. They use imaging tests to find aneurysms. Often aneurysms are found by chance during tests done for other reasons. Medicines and surgery are the two main treatments for aneurysms.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Aneurysm (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Magnetic resonance angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
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