Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 443.24
Dissection of vertebral artery
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 443.24 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 443.24 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 443.24 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM I77.74 Dissection of vertebral artery
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat vertebral artery dissection
  • bilateral vertebral artery dissection
  • Left vertebral artery dissection
  • Right vertebral artery dissection
  • Vertebral artery dissection
Clinical Information
  • Splitting of the vessel wall in the vertebral artery. Interstitial hemorrhage into the media of the vessel wall can lead to occlusion of the vertebral artery, aneurysm formation, or thromboembolism. Vertebral artery dissection is often associated with trauma and injuries to the head-neck region but can occur spontaneously
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 443.24:
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