Billable Medical Code for Aortic Aneurysm of Unspecified Site Without Mention of Rupture
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 441.91
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 441.9.
The Short Description Is: Aortic aneurysm NOS.
Ascending aortic aneurysm is also known as aneurysm of aorta, aneurysm of descending aorta, aneurysm aorta, aneurysm descending aorta, and aortic aneurysm. This applies to aneurysm, dilation of aorta, and hyaline necrosis of aorta.
Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Definition and Symptoms
An ascending aortic aneurysm is the weakening of the aorta. It causes the aorta to “balloon” just below the rib cage. Symptoms include pain in the jaw, pain in the chest, coughing, difficulty breathing, or a pulsating enlargement felt during a physical examination.