AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 1984 November - December

Tumor Lysis Syndrome

The codes assigned to tumor lysis syndrome are 584.8, Acute renal failure with other specified pathological lesion in kidney, plus E933.1, Antineoplastic and immunosuppressive drugs, or code whatever drug was used in therapy. Tumor lysis syndrome is a side effect of massive doses of chemotherapy on the bloodstream. The syndrome occurs when normal metabolic processes are disturbed to the point where there are higher than normal concentrations of phosphates, potassium, and uric acid, and a decrease in calcium. The syndrome is reported to complicate the treatment of such conditions as leukemia, malignant lymphoma, and bronchogenic carcinoma. The...

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