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    Default UPJ obstruction

    What is the ICD9 code for Hydronephrosis with UPJ obstruction and cpt code for stent (J) placement

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    Last edited by kumeena; 08-10-2009 at 09:01 AM.

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    Default hydronephrosis

    ICD-9-CM Medical Diagnosis Code:
    Code: 591
    Descr: Hydronephrosis, Hydrocalycosis, Hydronephrosis, Hydroureteronephrosis

    REMEMBER: You'll need to check re: "with obstruction" in ICD-9 for specificity.

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    UPJ obstruction depending on if it's congenital or aquired could be 753.21 or 593.3.
    If the ureter stent is placed using a cystoscope, look to 52332.

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