AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2008 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Femoral Artery Aneurysm with Thrombus

This patient presented with a femoral artery aneurysm and underwent repair of the femoral artery aneurysm with Dacron graft. During the surgery the femoral artery was opened and a thrombus was evacuated. ICD-9-CM provides unique codes for femoral artery aneurysm and femoral artery thrombus. Would the thrombus and aneurysm be reported separately? ...

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