ICD-10-CM Code I71.0
Dissection of aorta
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code I71.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of I71.0 that describes the diagnosis 'dissection of aorta' in more detail.
- I71.0 Dissection of aorta NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code I710 is used to code Aortic dissection
Aortic dissection occurs when a tear in the tunica intima of the aorta causes blood to flow between the layers of the wall of the aorta, forcing the layers apart. In most cases this is associated with severe characteristic chest or abdominal pain described as "tearing" in character, and often with other symptoms that result from decreased blood supply to other organs. Aortic dissection is a medical emergency and can quickly lead to death, even with optimal treatment, as a result of decreased blood supply to other organs, heart failure, and sometimes rupture of the aorta. Aortic dissection is more common in those with a history of high blood pressure, a known thoracic aortic aneurysm, and in a number of connective tissue diseases that affect blood vessel wall integrity such as Marfan syndrome and the vascular subtype of Ehlers–Danlos syndrome. The diagnosis is made with medical imaging (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging or echocardiography).
|Specialty:||Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery|
|ICD 9 Code:||441.0|
Dissection of the descending part of the aorta (3), which starts from the left subclavian artery and extends to the abdominal aorta (4). The ascending aorta (1) and aortic arch (2) are not involved.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Dissecting aneurysm of thoracoabdominal aorta (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I71.0 - Dissection of aorta'
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