Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 900
Injury to blood vessels of head and neck
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 900 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A finding of damage to the carotid artery
  • Damage to the carotid artery. Causes include blunt injuries (e.g., motor vehicle accidents and sports-related injuries) and penetrating traumas (e.g., gunshot and knife injuries)
  • Damages to the carotid arteries caused either by blunt force or penetrating trauma, such as craniocerebral trauma; thoracic injuries; and neck injuries. Damaged carotid arteries can lead to carotid artery thrombosis; carotid-cavernous sinus fistula; pseudoaneurysm formation; and internal carotid artery dissection. (from am j forensic med pathol 1997, 18:251; j trauma 1994, 37:473)
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