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Old 11-03-2010, 01:46 PM
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Default Fam Hx Brain Aneurysm

What ICD9 code would YOU use for Fam Hx of (fatal) Brain Aneurysm? Pt needs MRA.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by HEATHER L View Post
What ICD9 code would YOU use for Fam Hx of (fatal) Brain Aneurysm? Pt needs MRA.
All I can come up with is V17.49.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:21 AM
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V 17.49 is Family history of other cardiovascular diseases.....

A cerebral or brain aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a localized dilation or ballooning of the blood vessel.

This is the definition of brain aneurysm from wikipedia. This being the definition I would use V17.1 - Family history of stroke (cerebrovascular).

Hope this makes sense.....
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