Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 459.2
Compression of vein
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 459.2 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 459.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • COMPRESSION OF VEIN
  • Stenosis (narrowing) subclavian vein
  • Subclavian vein stenosis
  • Superior vena cava compression syndrome
  • Superior vena cava syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which a tumor presses against the superior vena cava (the large vein that carries blood from the head, neck, arms, and chest to the heart). This pressure blocks blood flow to the heart and may cause coughing, difficulty in breathing, and swelling of the face, neck, and upper arms.
Applies To
  • Stricture of vein
  • Vena cava syndrome (inferior) (superior)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 459.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I87.1 Compression of vein
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 459.2:
  • Compression
    • vein 459.2
    • vena cava (inferior) (superior) 459.2
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
    • legs 782.3
      • due to venous obstruction 459.2
      • hereditary 757.0
    • localized 782.3
      • due to venous obstruction 459.2
        • lower extremity 459.2
  • Kink, kinking
    • vein(s) 459.2
      • caval 459.2
      • peripheral 459.2
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • caval veins (inferior) (superior) 459.2
    • vein, venous 459.2
      • caval (inferior) (superior) 459.2
      • thrombotic - see Thrombosis
    • vena cava (inferior) (superior) 459.2
  • Stenosis (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • vena cava (inferior) (superior) 459.2
  • Stricture (see also Stenosis) 799.89
    • vein 459.2
    • vena cava (inferior) (superior) NEC 459.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • inferior vena cava 459.2
    • superior
      • cerebellar artery (see also Disease, cerebrovascular, acute) 436
      • mesenteric artery 557.1
      • pulmonary sulcus (tumor) (M8010/3) 162.3
      • semi-circular canal dehiscence 386.8
      • vena cava 459.2
    • vena cava (inferior) (superior) (obstruction) 459.2
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