Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 456.8
Varices of other sites
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 456.8 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 456.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bleeding gastric varices
  • Distended umbilical veins
  • Gastric varices
  • Gastric varices bleeding
  • Mesenteric varices
  • On examination - caput medusae
  • Orbital varix
  • Varicose veins of nasal septum with ulcer
456.8 Excludes
  • placental varices (656.7)
  • retinal varices (362.17)
  • varicose ulcer of unspecified site (454.0)
  • varicose veins of unspecified site (454.9)
Applies To
  • Varicose veins of nasal septum (with ulcer)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 456.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I86.8 Varicose veins of other specified sites
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 456.8:
  • Aneurysm (anastomotic) (artery) (cirsoid) (diffuse) (false) (fusiform) (multiple) (ruptured) (saccular) (varicose) 442.9
    • venous 456.8
      • congenital NEC (see also Aneurysm, congenital) 747.60
  • Caput
    • medusae 456.8
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • nose, nasal (infectional) (passage) 478.19
      • septum 478.19
        • varicose 456.8
      • skin - see Ulcer, skin
      • spirochetal NEC 104.8
    • varicose (lower extremity, any part) 454.0
      • anus - see Varicose, ulcer, anus
      • broad ligament 456.5
      • esophagus (see also Varix, esophagus) 456.1
        • bleeding (see also Varix, esophagus, bleeding) 456.0
      • inflamed or infected 454.2
      • nasal septum 456.8
      • perineum 456.6
      • rectum - see Varicose, ulcer, anus
      • scrotum 456.4
      • specified site NEC 456.8
      • sublingual 456.3
      • vulva 456.6
  • Varicose
    • ulcer (lower extremity, any part) 454.0
      • anus 455.8
      • esophagus (see also Varix, esophagus) 456.1
        • bleeding (see also Varix, esophagus, bleeding) 456.0
      • inflamed or infected 454.2
      • nasal septum 456.8
      • perineum 456.6
      • rectum - see Varicose, ulcer, anus
      • scrotum 456.4
      • specified site NEC 456.8
    • vein (lower extremity) (ruptured) (see also Varix) 454.9
      • with
      • anus - see Hemorrhoids
      • broad ligament 456.5
      • congenital (peripheral) 747.60
      • esophagus (ulcerated (see also Varix, esophagus) 456.1
        • bleeding (see also Varix, esophagus, bleeding) 456.0
      • inflamed or infected 454.1
      • in pregnancy or puerperium 671.0
      • nasal septum (with ulcer) 456.8
      • pelvis 456.5
      • perineum 456.6
        • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 671.1
      • rectum - see Hemorrhoids
      • scrotum (ulcerated) 456.4
      • specified site NEC 456.8
      • sublingual 456.3
      • ulcerated 454.0
        • inflamed or infected 454.2
      • umbilical cord, affecting fetus or newborn 762.6
      • urethra 456.8
      • vulva 456.6
        • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 671.1
  • Varix (lower extremity) (ruptured) 454.9
    • gastric 456.8
    • pharynx 456.8
    • prostate 456.8
    • renal papilla 456.8
    • sigmoid colon 456.8
    • specified site NEC 456.8
    • spinal (cord) (vessels) 456.8
    • spleen, splenic (vein) (with phlebolith) 456.8
    • vocal cord 456.8
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