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Vasogenic edema and Traumatic brain hemorrhages
Clinical & Coding
Is vasogenic edema inherent to Traumatic brain hemorrhages or can it be coded seperately?
That is largely going to be up to the judgement of the MD. It will depend on a number of clinical circumstances relating to the specific case (to what extent, if it is requiring separate treatment over and above the routine management of the hemorrhage, etc.)
Concur w/ Allen...As part of the decision process ask yourself how the vasogenic edema was diagnosed, managed, treated in a way that would make it reportable per the UHDDS definition.
ICD-10 alpha index:
brain (cytotoxic) (vasogenic) G93.6
due to birth injury P11.0
newborn (anoxia or hypoxia) P52.4
birth injury P11.0
traumatic—see Injury, intracranial, cerebral edema
cerebral edema, traumatic S06.1X- S
diffuse S06.1X- S
focal S06.1X- S