AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2013 Issue 1; Ask the Editor - ICD-9-CM Coding
Bladder Stretch Injury Secondary to Urinary Retention
The patient was admitted with altered mental status secondary to myxedema. The provider noted that the patient had decreased urine output. Bladder scans consistently showed greater than a liter of urine retained. The urology consultant diagnosed bladder stretch injury secondary to urinary retention and recommended placing an indwelling Foley catheter. How should bladder stretch injury due to urinary retention be coded? ...
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