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Chronic venous embolism and thrombosis of other thoracic veins (453.77)

ICD-9 code 453.77 for Chronic venous embolism and thrombosis of other thoracic veins 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
Chronic venous embolism and thrombosis of other thoracic veins

Brachiocephalic (innominate)

Superior vena cava

Use additional code, if applicable, for associated long-term (current) use of anticoagulants (V58.61)

Excludes: personal history of venous thrombosis and embolism (V12.51)

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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