Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V45.2
Postsurgical presence of cerebrospinal fluid drainage device
  • Short description: Ventricular shunt status.
  • ICD-9-CM V45.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, V45.2 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM V45.2.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V45.2: 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V45.2 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z98.2 Presence of cerebrospinal fluid drainage device
Approximate Synonyms
  • History of revision of ventriculoperitoneal shunt (internal tube from brain to abdomen)
  • History of ventriculoperitneal shunt revision
  • History of ventriculoperitoneal shunt revision
  • Hx of ventriculoperitoneal shunt revision
  • Presence of programmable ventricular shunt or valve
  • Presence of ventricular shunt
  • Presence of ventricular shunt (drains fluid from the brain)
V45.2 Excludes
Applies To
  • Cerebral ventricle (communicating) shunt, valve, or device in situ
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V45.2:
  • Device
    • cerebral ventricle (communicating) in situ V45.2
    • drainage, cerebrospinal fluid V45.2
  • Shunt (status)
    • cerebral ventricle (communicating) in situ V45.2
  • Status (post)
    • shunt
      • aortocoronary bypass V45.81
      • arteriovenous (for dialysis) V45.11
      • cerebrospinal fluid V45.2
      • vascular NEC V45.89
      • ventricular (communicating) (for drainage) V45.2
  • Valve, valvular (formation) - see also condition
    • cerebral ventricle (communicating) in situ V45.2
  • Ventriculostomy status V45.2
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