Section mark ( ). Denotes a footnote at the bottom of the page and is
applicable to all subdivisions within that code. The section mark may refer to
requirement of a fifth digit.
EXAMPLE: 38.4 Resection of vessel with replacement
Aneurysm (arteriovenous )
Blood vesse l (lesion)
Requires fourth digit; valid digits are in [brackets] under each code. See page 99 for definitions.
2-12. RELATED TERMS
a. See condition. Refers the coder to the term identifying the specific disease
or injury of the patient. This instruction is most frequently seen when the coder looks for
the body part as the main term instead of the specific disease or injury (i.e., deformity of
the hand). If the coder looks under the main term hand, it will read "see condition."
Deformity is the condition.
EXAMPLE: Hand -- see condition
b. And. Indicates involvement of either or both terms/sites.
EXAMPLE: 31 Other operations on larynx and trachea
31.0 Injection of larynx
Injection of inert material into larynx or
c. With. Indicates that both terms must be present and part of the diagnoses or
procedure stated by the physician.
EXAMPLE: 38.1 Endarterectomy
[0-6.8] Endarterectomy with:
temporary bypass during procedure