AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES

Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome

A unique code has been created to identify arterial tortuosity syndrome (Q87.82). Arterial tortuosity syndrome (ATS) is an uncommon autosomal recessive connective tissue disorder characterized by tortuosity, elongation and stenosis, of large and medium sized arteries. Tortuosity arises from the abnormal elongation of the arteries, particularly tortuosity of the vessels carrying blood from the heart to the arteries. Other blood vessel abnormalities include constriction, stenosis, aneurysms, and enlarged clusters of vessels underneath the skin. Complications resulting from ATS can be life-threatening. Rupture or dissection of an aneurysm can result in massive blood loss. Blockage of blood flow to...

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