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    I know what this is but I am having trouble finding a diagnosis code for this.

    Would someone be willing to walk me through how they arrived at a diagnosis for this condition? Please.

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    429.3 if the location is heart.

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    What ICD code to use when it is cerebral ventriculomegaly in elderly?

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    You need to recognize that "megaly" is enlargement.
    Index main term Enlargement gives subterm for heart and code 429.3. It also cross references you to main term
    Hypertrophy, cardiac
    which gives the same code.

    Quote Originally Posted by talukdar.c View Post
    What ICD code to use when it is cerebral ventriculomegaly in elderly?
    Hypertrophy, brain
    Lorraine M. Papazian-Boyce, MS, CPC
    Author, ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: A Map for Success (Pearson)
    AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

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    Usefull description Lorraine.

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