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2016/17 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q43.1
20162017Billable/Specific CodePOA Exempt
Q43.1 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q43.1. Other international versions of ICD-10 Q43.1 may differ.
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.
A congenital disorder characterized by the absence of myenteric ganglion cells in the distal colon. It results in a functional stenosis of the distal colon and a massive distention of the proximal colon.
Abnormally large or dilated colon due to congenital absence of myenteric ganglion cells in a distal segment of the large bowel; resultant loss of motor function in this segment causes massive hypertrophic dilatation of the normal proximal colon; condition appears soon after birth; called also hirschsprung's disease, aganglionic megacolon and pelvirectal achalasia.
Congenital megacolon resulting from the absence of ganglion cells (aganglionosis) in a distal segment of the large intestine. The aganglionic segment is permanently contracted thus causing dilatation proximal to it. In most cases, the aganglionic segment is within the rectum and sigmoid colon.