ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V50.41

Prphylct orgn rmvl brst

Diagnosis Code V50.41

ICD-9: V50.41
Short Description: Prphylct orgn rmvl brst
Long Description: Prophylactic breast removal
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V50.41

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V50 Elective surgery for purposes other than remedying health states

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z40.01 - Encounter for prophylactic removal of breast

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V50.41 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • breast
          • removal
            • prophylactic V50.41
        • elective surgery
          • breast
            • removal, prophylactic V50.41
          • prophylactic organ removal V50.49
            • breast V50.41
        • prophylactic
          • organ removal V50.49
            • breast V50.41

Information for Patients


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

  • Total (simple) mastectomy - removal of breast tissue and nipple
  • Modified radical mastectomy - removal of the breast, most of the lymph nodes under the arm, and often the lining over the chest muscles
  • Lumpectomy - surgery to remove the tumor and a small amount of normal tissue around it

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

  • Breast lump removal
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastectomy - discharge

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