Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 759.3
Situs inversus
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 759.3 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 759.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Complete situs inversus with dextrocardia
Clinical Information
  • A congenital abnormality in which organs in the thorax and the abdomen are opposite to their normal positions (situs solitus) due to lateral transposition. Normally the stomach and spleen are on the left, liver on the right, the three-lobed right lung is on the right, and the two-lobed left lung on the left. Situs inversus has a familial pattern and has been associated with a number of genes related to microtubule-associated proteins.
  • A congenital condition in which there is complete right-to-left reversal of the position of the major thoracic and abdominal organs (that is, they are arranged in a mirror image of the normal positioning).
  • A laterization defect marked by asymmetric position of visceral organs usually occurring as a component of a wide variety of abnormalities. Transposition may be complete, with the heart, lungs and all abdominal organs reversed, or incomplete, manifesting itself as a simple reversal of the stomach or spleen. Associated malformations are variable and may include tetralogy of fallot, transposition of great vessels, pulmonary valve stenosis, ventricular and atrial septal defects, asplenia-polysplenia. And other defects.
759.3 Excludes
  • dextrocardia without mention of complete transposition (746.87)
Applies To
  • Situs inversus or transversus:
    • abdominalis
    • thoracis
  • Transposition of viscera:
    • abdominal
    • thoracic
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 759.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q89.3 Situs inversus
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 759.3:
  • Dextrocardia (corrected) (false) (isolated) (secondary) (true) 746.87
    • with
      • complete transposition of viscera 759.3
      • situs inversus 759.3
  • Kartagener's syndrome or triad (sinusitis, bronchiectasis, situs inversus) 759.3
  • Levocardia (isolated) 746.87
    • with situs inversus 759.3
  • Malposition
  • Sinusitis-bronchiectasis-situs inversus (syndrome) (triad) 759.3
  • Situs inversus or transversus 759.3
    • abdominalis 759.3
    • thoracis 759.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Kartagener's (sinusitis, bronchiectasis, situs inversus) 759.3
    • sinusitis-bronchiectasis-situs inversus 759.3
  • Transposition (congenital) - see also Malposition, congenital
    • abdominal viscera 759.3
    • heart 746.87
      • with complete transposition of viscera 759.3
    • stomach 750.7
      • with general transposition of viscera 759.3
    • viscera (abdominal) (thoracic) 759.3
  • Triad
    • Kartagener's 759.3
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