thyromegaly in icd 10

jjenelds

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How would you code 'thyromegaly' in icd 10?

The index sends you to E01.0 "iodine deficiency related diffuse goiter'. However, the chart says nothing about iodine deficiency. I think it should be E04.9 but can't seem to make the case to my superiors. Any thoughts?
 

chaimz

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How would you code 'thyromegaly' in icd 10?

The index sends you to E01.0 "iodine deficiency related diffuse goiter'. However, the chart says nothing about iodine deficiency. I think it should be E04.9 but can't seem to make the case to my superiors. Any thoughts?

I would trust your Index leading you to the Tabular. Iodine-deficiency is the leading cause of Thyromegaly, so unless stated otherwise, you would code it as such. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but that is my understanding of it.
 
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