Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 456.1
Esophageal varices without bleeding
  • Short description: Esoph varices w/o bleed.
  • ICD-9-CM 456.1 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 456.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 456.1.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 456.1: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Esophageal varices
  • Varices, esophagus
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 456.1 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I85.00 Esophageal varices without bleeding
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 456.1:
  • Phlebectasia (see also Varicose, vein) 454.9
    • esophagus (see also Varix, esophagus) 456.1
      • with hemorrhage (see also Varix, esophagus, bleeding) 456.0
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • esophagus (peptic) 530.20
      • with bleeding 530.21
      • due to ingestion
      • fungal 530.20
      • infectional 530.20
      • varicose (see also Varix, esophagus) 456.1
        • bleeding (see also Varix, esophagus, bleeding) 456.0
    • varicose (lower extremity, any part) 454.0
      • anus - see Varicose, ulcer, anus
      • broad ligament 456.5
      • esophagus (see also Varix, esophagus) 456.1
        • bleeding (see also Varix, esophagus, bleeding) 456.0
      • inflamed or infected 454.2
      • nasal septum 456.8
      • perineum 456.6
      • rectum - see Varicose, ulcer, anus
      • scrotum 456.4
      • specified site NEC 456.8
      • sublingual 456.3
      • vulva 456.6
  • Varicose
    • ulcer (lower extremity, any part) 454.0
      • anus 455.8
      • esophagus (see also Varix, esophagus) 456.1
        • bleeding (see also Varix, esophagus, bleeding) 456.0
      • inflamed or infected 454.2
      • nasal septum 456.8
      • perineum 456.6
      • rectum - see Varicose, ulcer, anus
      • scrotum 456.4
      • specified site NEC 456.8
    • vein (lower extremity) (ruptured) (see also Varix) 454.9
  • Varix (lower extremity) (ruptured) 454.9
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