Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V45.72
Acquired absence of intestine (large) (small)
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM V45.72 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, V45.72 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: V45.72 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z90.49 Acquired absence of other specified parts of digestive tract
Approximate Synonyms
  • History of colectomy
  • History of excision of small intestinal structure
  • History of hemicolectomy (partial removal of the colon)
  • History of partial resection of colon
  • History of small bowel surgery
  • History of surgical removal of the colon
  • History of total colectomy
  • History of total colectomy (complete removal of colon)
  • Hx of colectomy
  • Hx of hemicolectomy
  • Hx of small bowel resection
  • Hx of total colectomy
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V45.72:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • cecum (acquired) (postoperative) (posttraumatic) V45.72
    • colon (acquired) (postoperative) V45.72
    • duodenum (acquired) (postoperative) V45.72
    • ileum (acquired) (postoperative) (posttraumatic) V45.72
    • intestine (acquired) (small) V45.72
    • jejunum (acquired) V45.72
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