ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N13.5

Crossing vessel and stricture of ureter w/o hydronephrosis

Diagnosis Code N13.5

ICD-10: N13.5
Short Description: Crossing vessel and stricture of ureter w/o hydronephrosis
Long Description: Crossing vessel and stricture of ureter without hydronephrosis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N13.5

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The code N13.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases (N10-N16)
      • Obstructive and reflux uropathy (N13)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N13.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Acquired stricture of ureter
  • Drug-induced retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Extrinsic ureteral obstruction
  • Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Kinking of ureter
  • Kinking of ureter
  • Malignant retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Obstruction of pelviureteric junction
  • Occlusion of ureter
  • Postoperative kinking of ureter
  • Postoperative stricture
  • Postoperative ureteric constriction
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Stenosis of ureter
  • Stricture of ureter
  • Stricture of ureter co-occurrent and due to crossing vessel
  • Ureter stricture/obstruction
  • Ureteric neuromuscular incoordination

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N13.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Ureteral Disorders

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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