2022 ICD-10-CM Code I97.2

Postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:I97.2
Short Description:Postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome
Long Description:Postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Other and unspecified disorders of the circulatory system (I95-I99)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of circ sys, NEC (I97)

I97.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome. The code I97.2 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code I97.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral upper limb edema, edema of left upper limb, edema of right upper limb, lymphedema of bilateral upper limbs, lymphedema of left upper limb , lymphedema of right upper limb, etc.

The code I97.2 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 through 124 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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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 I97.2 are found in the index:

Code Edits

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Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

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Information for Patients


Mastectomy

A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast or part of a breast. It is usually done to treat breast cancer. Types of breast surgery include

Which surgery you have depends on the stage of cancer, size of the tumor, size of the breast, and whether the lymph nodes are involved. Many women have breast reconstruction to rebuild the breast after a mastectomy.

Sometimes mastectomy is done to prevent breast cancer. Only high-risk patients have this type of surgery.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)