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Old 04-20-2009, 10:59 AM
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Default AV malformation of colon ICD 9 code

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Could someone please help me with the following diagonosis.....cecal arteriovenous malformation. I found arteriovenous malformation but nothing mentioning the colon, only intestine. Is this what I would use?

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Old 04-22-2009, 09:06 AM
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Well my medical dictionary states gastrointestinal is pertaining to the entire digestive tract,from the mouth to the anus. So I think you could go with the
arteriovenous malformation gastrointestinal 747.61




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Old 04-22-2009, 11:40 AM
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Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:12 AM
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Take a look at 569.84 as well. 747.61 would be a congenital anomaly.

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I agree with 747.61. AVM's are usually congenital. If you're concerned that it's not congenital you could ask the Doctor to clarify. A malformation, by definition is "Abnormal or anomalous formation or structure; deformity." So if I had to pick between the 747.61 and the 569.84, I'd choose the 747.61.
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