2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I85.1

Secondary esophageal varices

Applicable To
  • Esophageal varices secondary to alcoholic liver disease
  • Esophageal varices secondary to cirrhosis of liver
  • Esophageal varices secondary to schistosomiasis
  • Esophageal varices secondary to toxic liver disease
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • underlying disease
The following code(s) above I85.1 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to I85.1:
  • I00-I99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range I00-I99

    Diseases of the circulatory system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
    • transient cerebral ischemic attacks and related syndromes (G45.-)
    Diseases of the circulatory system
  • I85
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I85

    Esophageal varices

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • alcohol abuse and dependence (F10.-)
    Esophageal varices
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To I85.1
I83.899 Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with other complications
I83.9 Asymptomatic varicose veins of lower extremities
I83.90 Asymptomatic varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity
I83.91 Asymptomatic varicose veins of right lower extremity
I83.92 Asymptomatic varicose veins of left lower extremity
I83.93 Asymptomatic varicose veins of bilateral lower extremities
I85 Esophageal varices
I85.0 Esophageal varices
I85.00 …… without bleeding
I85.01 …… with bleeding
I85.1 Secondary esophageal varices
I85.10 …… without bleeding
I85.11 …… with bleeding
I86 Varicose veins of other sites
I86.0 Sublingual varices
I86.1 Scrotal varices
I86.2 Pelvic varices
I86.3 Vulval varices
I86.4 Gastric varices
I86.8 Varicose veins of other specified sites
I87 Other disorders of veins

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