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Acute venous embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep vessels of lower extremity (453.40)

ICD-9 code 453.40 for Acute venous embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep vessels of lower extremity is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -DISEASES OF VEINS AND LYMPHATICS, AND OTHER DISEASES OF CIRCULATORY SYSTEM (451-459).

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Code Descriptor and Instructional Notes
Acute venous embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep vessels of lower extremity

Deep vein thrombosis NOS

DVT NOS

Excludes:

that complicating:

abortion (634-638 with.7, 639.8)

ectopic or molar pregnancy (639.8)

pregnancy, childbirth, or the puerperium (671.0-671.9)

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