Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 454.9
Asymptomatic varicose veins
  • Billable Code
  • Adult Only Dx (15-124 years)
  • Short description: Asympt varicose veins.
  • ICD-9-CM 454.9 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 454.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abdominal varicosities
  • Calf perforator varicose veins
  • Corona phlebectatica
  • Ectactic vein
  • Hyphenwebs
  • Internal jugular phlebectasia
  • On examination - varicose veins
  • Recurrent varicose veins of leg
  • Ruptured varix
  • Simple varicose veins
  • Varices
  • Varicose eczema
  • Varicose vein finding
  • Varicose veins leg
  • Varicose veins of bilat legs
  • Varicose veins of bilateral legs
  • Varicose veins of both legs
  • Varicose veins of left leg
  • Varicose veins of leg
  • Varicose veins of leg in long saphenous vein distribution with eczema
  • Varicose veins of leg with long saphenous vein distribution
  • Varicose veins of leg with short saphenous vein distribution
  • Varicose veins of lower extremity
  • Varicose veins of lower extremity without ulcer AND without inflammation
  • Varicose veins of lower limb
  • Varicose veins of lower limb, WO ulcer and WO inflammation
  • Varicose veins of right leg
  • Varicose veins of the leg with eczema
  • Varicose veins of the leg with rupture
  • Venous varices
Clinical Information
  • Dilated tortuous vein, usually in subcutaneous tissues of the leg; incompetency of venous valves is associated.
Applies To
  • Phlebectasia of lower extremity [any part] or of unspecified site
  • Varicose veins NOS
  • Varicose veins of lower extremity [any part] or of unspecified site
  • Varix of lower extremity [any part] or of unspecified site
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 454.9 is only applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 454.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I83.90 Asymptomatic varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 454.9:
  • Incompetency, incompetence, incompetent
    • vein, venous (saphenous) (varicose) (see also Varicose, vein) 454.9
  • Phlebectasia (see also Varicose, vein) 454.9
    • esophagus (see also Varix, esophagus) 456.1
      • with hemorrhage (see also Varix, esophagus, bleeding) 456.0
  • Tumor (M8000/1) - see also Neoplasm, by site, unspecified nature
    • varicose (see also Varicose, vein) 454.9
  • Varicose
    • vein (lower extremity) (ruptured) (see also Varix) 454.9
  • Varicosis, varicosities, varicosity (see also Varix) 454.9
  • Varix (lower extremity) (ruptured) 454.9
    • aneurysmal (see also Aneurysm) 442.9
    • anus - see Hemorrhoids
    • congenital (peripheral) 747.60
    • placenta - see Placenta, abnormal
    • rectum - see Hemorrhoids
    • scrotum (ulcerated) 456.4
    • spinal (cord) (vessels) 456.8
    • spleen, splenic (vein) (with phlebolith) 456.8
    • umbilical cord, affecting fetus or newborn 762.6
    • vulva 456.6
      • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 671.1
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