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Vasa Previa in pregnancy (not in Labor/Delivery)

  1. Exclamation Vasa Previa in pregnancy (not in Labor/Delivery)
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    Hi everybody,

    I cannot find an ICD-10 code to report "Vasa Previa in pregnancy" diagnosis. The index gives you O69.4, but the description and category of this code is Labor and delivery .

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    Normally, blood vessels between the fetus and placenta are contained in the umbilical cord. In vasa previa, some of these blood vessels are located in the membranes that surround the fetus, in the area between the fetus and the opening of the cervix-the entrance to the birth canal.

    O43.19- Other malformation of placenta



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    Hi ahguzman,

    Thank you for your reply, but according to the Merck Manual, the vasa previa condition can happen without involvement of the placenta. (See description below).

    Vasa previa occurs when membranes that contain fetal blood vessels connecting the umbilical cord and placenta overlie the internal cervical os. Vasa previa can occur on its own (see Figure: Vasa previa.) or with placental abnormalities, such as a velamentous cord insertion.

    O43.19- is for Other malformation of placenta and is not applicable if the vasa previa condition happens without involvement of placenta.

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