Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 435.3
Vertebrobasilar artery syndrome
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 435.3 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 435.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Localized or diffuse reduction in blood flow through the vertebrobasilar arterial system, which supplies the brain stem; cerebellum; occipital lobe; medial temporal lobe; and thalamus. Characteristic clinical features include syncope; lightheadedness; visual disturbances; and vertigo. Brain stem infarctions or other brain infarction may be associated
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 435.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM G45.0 Vertebro-basilar artery syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 435.3:
  • Insufficiency, insufficient
    • vertebrobasilar artery 435.3
  • Spasm, spastic, spasticity (see also condition) 781.0
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