Last Updated: 2010-10-05
The removal of enlarged veins around the anus (hemorrhoids) and may be recommended when nonsurgical treatment (fiber rich diet, laxatives, stool softener, suppositories, medications, warm baths) has not provided adequate relief. See
MedlinePlus® - Health Topics - Hemorrhoids
for more information.
MCHP has used the following ICD-9-CM procedure codes to identify hemorrhoidectomy: 49.42-49.46.
- International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, with Clinical Modifications (ICD-9-CM)
- Roos NP, Mustard CA. Variation in health and health care use by socioeconomic status in Winnipeg, Canada: does the system work well? Yes and no. Milbank Q 1997;75(1):89-111. [Abstract] (View)
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