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    Hi, thanks for the clos dif code, now does anyone know if there is an ICD-9 code for "enlarged pancreatic head"? or would it go under something else?

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    I would use 751.7

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    I would use 793.7 or other abnormal scan code that revealed the enlarged pancreatic head. If all else fails there is always 577.8 other dis of the pancreas.

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    To me 577.8 would be the closest to what you would need.

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    I agree with you all that this is a congenital code. However, I chose the code 751.7 from ICD 9 index list.

    Hypertrophy - ->
    Pancreas (congenital). --> 751.7

    This dx is taken becs the word "congenital" is inside the punctuation () which is a nonessential modifier. It may be present or abscent in the statement of a disease.

    I would appreciate if anybody can give their thoughts on this....


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