ICD-9 Code 457.1

Other lymphedema

Not Valid for Submission

457.1 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other lymphedema. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 457.1
Short Description:Other lymphedema
Long Description:Other lymphedema

Convert 457.1 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • I89.0 - Lymphedema, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (390–459)
    • Diseases of veins and lymphatics, and other diseases of circulatory system (451-459)
      • 457 Noninfective disorders of lymphatic channels

Information for Medical Professionals


  • Acquired lymphedema of lower extremity
  • Artefactual lymphedema
  • Chronic acquired lymphedema
  • Chronic obstructive bancroftian filariasis
  • Constriction ring of lower limb with lymphedema
  • Constriction ring of upper limb with lymphedema
  • Cutaneous lymphangiectasia
  • Elephantiasic pretibial myxedema
  • Elephantiasis neurofibromatosa
  • Facial lymphedema
  • Factitious lymphedema
  • Hennekam lymphangiectasia-lymphedema syndrome
  • Iatrogenic lymphedema
  • Intestinal lymphangiectasis
  • Jugular lymphatic obstruction sequence
  • Lymphangiectases
  • Lymphangiectasia with chylous reflux
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphedema associated with obesity
  • Lymphedema due to endocrine disease
  • Lymphedema due to infection
  • Lymphedema due to infiltration of lymphatics
  • Lymphedema due to inflammatory disease
  • Lymphedema due to lymphogranuloma venereum
  • Lymphedema due to radiation
  • Lymphedema due to trauma
  • Lymphedema due to venous disease
  • Lymphedema due to venous insufficiency
  • Lymphedema of ear
  • Lymphedema of eyelid
  • Lymphedema of genitalia
  • Lymphedema of limb
  • Lymphedema of limbs due to immobility, chronic dependency and/or venous insufficiency
  • Lymphedema of lip
  • Lymphedema of lower extremity
  • Lymphedema of penis
  • Lymphedema of scrotum
  • Lymphedema of uncertain etiology
  • Lymphedema of upper arm
  • Lymphedema of upper limb
  • Lymphedema of vulva
  • Lymphedema praecox
  • Lymphedematous hyperkeratosis
  • Lymphedematous keratoderma
  • Nonfilarial elephantiasis
  • Obliteration of lymphatic vessel
  • Onchocercal elephantiasis
  • Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia
  • Primary lymphedema tardum
  • Xanthoma secondary to lymphedema

Index to Diseases and Injuries

References found for the code 457.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Lymphatic obstruction

Lymphedema is the name of a type of swelling. It happens when lymph builds up in your body's soft tissues. Lymph is a fluid that contains white blood cells that defend against germs. It can build up when the lymph system is damaged or blocked. It usually happens in the arms or legs.

Causes of lymphedema include

  • Infection
  • Cancer
  • Scar tissue from radiation therapy or surgical removal of lymph nodes
  • Inherited conditions in which lymph nodes or vessels are absent or abnormal

Treatment can help control symptoms. It includes exercise, compression devices, skin care, and massage.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Compression stockings
  • Lymphatic obstruction
  • Lymphedema

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
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