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Enlargement of the Brain ventricles

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    How would you code for Enlargement of the Brain Ventricles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by esmith View Post
    How would you code for Enlargement of the Brain Ventricles?
    I get 348.8 disorder of the brain.

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    My first instinct is hydrocephalus 331.5 (unless traumatic, neonatal or congenital). Is there documentation that the ventricular enlargement is due to fluid?

    Julie, CPC

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    I think that what Julie said would be correct. Under 331.5, Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) it gives the definition: Disruption of normal cerebrospinal fluid circulation and gradual ventricular enlargement without known cause, resulting in abnormal gait, cognitive impairment and urinary incontinence.

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