Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 572.3
Portal hypertension
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 572.3 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 572.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Portal HTN
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by an increase in blood pressure in the portal venous system.
  • Abnormal increase of resistance to blood flow within the hepatic portal system, frequently seen in liver cirrhosis and conditions with obstruction of the portal vein.
  • Abnormally increased pressure in the portal venous system, frequently seen in cirrhosis of the liver and other conditions causing obstruction of the portal vein.
  • High blood pressure in the vein that carries blood to the liver from the stomach, small and large intestines, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder. It is usually caused by a block in the blood flow through the liver due to cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver.
  • Increased blood pressure in the portal venous system. It is most commonly caused by cirrhosis. Other causes include portal vein thrombosis, budd-chiari syndrome, and right heart failure. Complications include ascites, esophageal varices, encephalopathy, and splenomegaly.
Use Additional
  • Use additional code for any associated complications, such as:
    • portal hypertensive gastropathy (537.89)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 572.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K76.6 Portal hypertension
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 572.3:
  • Increase, increased
    • venous pressure 459.89
      • portal 572.3
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