L04.9 - Acute lymphadenitis, unspecified
|Short Description:||Acute lymphadenitis, unspecified|
|Long Description:||Acute lymphadenitis, unspecified|
|Status:||Valid for Submission|
L04.9 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute lymphadenitis, unspecified. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like L04.9 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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute abscess lymph node
- Acute HIV infection
- Acute lymphadenitis
- HIV infection with acute lymphadenitis
- Infected lymphocele
- Lymph node abscess
- Lymphadenopathy co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
- Suppurative lymphadenopathy
- Lymphocele-. cystic mass containing lymph from diseased lymphatic channels or following surgical trauma or other injury.
- Acute Lymphadenitis-. acute inflammation of the lymph nodes.
- Grade 1 Lymphocele, CTCAE|Grade 1 Lymphocele|Grade 1 Lymphocele-. asymptomatic; clinical or diagnostic observations only; intervention not indicated
- Grade 2 Lymphocele, CTCAE|Grade 2 Lymphocele|Grade 2 Lymphocele-. symptomatic; medical intervention indicated
- Grade 3 Lymphocele, CTCAE|Grade 3 Lymphocele|Grade 3 Lymphocele-. severe symptoms; invasive intervention indicated
- Lymphocele-. a cystic lesion containing lymph. it usually results from injury, gynecologic surgery, or urologic surgery.
- Lymphocele, CTCAE|Lymphocele|Lymphocele|Lymphocele-. a disorder characterized by a cystic lesion containing lymph.
- Microsphere-Mediated Lymphocele Prevention-. a surgical technique that uses microspheres at the site of a lymph node resection in an effort to prevent the formation of a lymphocele.
- Renal Lymphocele|Kidney Lymphocele|Kidney Lymphocele-. encapsulated collection of lymphatic fluid around a transplanted kidney.
- Lymph Node Abscess-. an abscess that develops in a lymph node and the surrounding tissues as a result of an infectious process. the affected lymph node is palpable and tender.
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Adenitis - See Also: Lymphadenitis;
- - acute, unspecified site - L04.9
- - gangrenous - L04.9
- - Lymphadenitis - I88.9
- - acute - L04.9
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|L04.9||683 - Acute lymphadenitis|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up of:
- Lymph - a fluid that contains white blood cells that defend against germs
- Lymph vessels - vessels that carry lymph throughout your body. They are different from blood vessels.
- Lymph nodes - glands found throughout the lymph vessels. Along with your spleen, these nodes are where white blood cells fight infection.
Your bone marrow and thymus produce the cells in lymph. They are part of the system, too.
The lymphatic system clears away infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. If it's not working properly, fluid builds in your tissues and causes swelling, called lymphedema. Other lymphatic system problems can include infections, blockage, and cancer.
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