Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 443.1
Thromboangiitis obliterans [Buerger's disease]
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Thromboangiit obliterans.
  • ICD-9-CM 443.1 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 443.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Thromboangiitis obliterans
Clinical Information
  • A non-atherosclerotic, inflammatory thrombotic disease that commonly involves small and medium-sized arteries or veins in the extremities. It is characterized by occlusive thrombosis and fibrosis in the vascular wall leading to digital and limb ischemia and ulcerations. Thromboangiitis obliterans is highly associated with tobacco smoking.
Applies To
  • Presenile gangrene
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 443.1 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I73.1 Thromboangiitis obliterans [Buerger's disease]
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 443.1:
  • Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans) 443.1
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • B├╝erger's (thromboangiitis obliterans) 443.1
  • Gangrene, gangrenous (anemia) (artery) (cellulitis) (dermatitis) (dry) (infective) (moist) (pemphigus) (septic) (skin) (stasis) (ulcer) 785.4
    • presenile 443.1
  • Thromboangiitis 443.1
    • obliterans (general) 443.1
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