AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Right Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction and Bilateral Carotid Artery Occlusion

The patient presented with bilateral carotid artery occlusion and acute right middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. The provider documented that friable stenotic plaque in the right carotid artery caused the acute right MCA infarction. Left internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion was also present, but was not responsible for the infarction. What are the appropriate diagnosis code assignments for this case? ...

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