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Lacunar Stroke Syndrome (LACS)

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    Does anyone know how to code the diagnosis for this? Lacunar Stroke Syndrome (LACS) Please help!

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    Lacunar stroke syndrome (LACS) is a description of the clinical syndrome that results from a lacunar infarct.
    Lacunar stroke or lacunar infarct (LACI) is a type of stroke that results from occlusion of one of the penetrating arteries that provides blood to the brain's deep structures. Patients who present with symptoms of a lacunar stroke, but who have not yet had diagnostic imaging performed may be described as suffering from Lacunar Stroke Syndrome (LACS).

    I think you can search Disease of circulatory system...

    Hope it helps...

    Nalini CPC

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    I will add that per the General Coding Guidelines listed in the AAPC 2011 edition of ICD-9, 17. Syndromes: Follow the Alphabetic Index guidance when coding syndromes. In the absence of index guidance, assign codes for the documented manifestations of the syndrome.

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