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Acute venous embolism and thrombosis of other thoracic veins (453.87)

ICD-9 code 453.87 for Acute 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
Acute venous embolism and thrombosis of other thoracic veins

Brachiocephalic (innominate)

Superior vena cava

Excludes: cerebral (434.0-434.9)

coronary (410.00-410.92)

intracranial venous sinus (325)

nonpyogenic (437.6)

mesenteric (557.0)

portal (452)

precerebral (433.0-433.9)

pulmonary (415.19)


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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