ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 457.1

Other lymphedema

Diagnosis Code 457.1

ICD-9: 457.1
Short Description: Other lymphedema
Long Description: Other lymphedema
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 457.1

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

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  • I89.0 - Lymphedema, not elsewhere classified

  • 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 of 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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