Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V45.71
Acquired absence of breast and nipple
  • Short description: Acq absnce breast/nipple.
  • ICD-9-CM V45.71 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 V45.71 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 V45.71.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V45.71: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • History of amputation of left nipple
  • History of bilateral mastectomy
  • History of bilateral mastectomy (both breasts removed)
  • History of bilateral mastectomy (both breasts removed) to prevent disease
  • History of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy
  • History of left mastectomy
  • History of left mastectomy (breast removal)
  • History of left mastectomy (breast removal) to prevent disease
  • History of left prophylactic mastectomy
  • History of of left nipple amputation
  • History of of right nipple amputation
  • History of right mastectomy
  • History of right mastectomy (breast removal)
  • History of right mastectomy (breast removal) to prevent disease
  • History of right nipple amputation
  • History of right prophylactic mastectomy
  • Hx of bilat mastectomy
  • Hx of bilat prophylactic mastectomy
  • HX of bilateral mastectomy
  • HX of left mastectomy
  • Hx of left nipple amputation
  • Hx of left prophylactic mastectomy
  • Hx of right mastectomy
  • Hx of right nipple amputation
  • Hx of right prophylactic mastectomy
  • Left mastectomy deformity
  • Right mastectomy deformity
V45.71 Excludes
  • congenital absence of breast and nipple (757.6)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V45.71 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Z90.10 Acquired absence of unspecified breast and nipple
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V45.71:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • breast(s) (acquired) V45.71
    • nipple (congenital) 757.6
      • acquired V45.71
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