Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 459.81
Venous (peripheral) insufficiency, unspecified
  • Short description: Venous insufficiency NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 459.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 459.81 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 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 459.81.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 459.81: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 459.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM I87.2 Venous insufficiency (chronic) (peripheral)
Approximate Synonyms
  • Dermatitis stasis
  • Peripheral venous insufficiency
  • Stasis dermatitis without varicosities
  • Stasis dermatitis wo varicosities
  • Stasis ulcer lower extremity
  • Stasis ulcer of leg without varicose veins
  • Venous stasis
  • Venous stasis ulcer of leg, wo varicose veins
  • Venous stasis ulceration of lower limb
  • Venous ulcer of leg
Applies To
  • Chronic venous insufficiency NOS
Use Additional
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 459.81:
  • Insufficiency, insufficient
    • venous (peripheral) 459.81
  • Stasis
    • ulcer
      • with varicose veins 454.0
      • without varicose veins 459.81
    • venous 459.81
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • stasis (leg) (venous) 454.0
      • with varicose veins 454.0
      • without varicose veins 459.81
      • inflamed or infected 454.2
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