ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O66.5

Attempted application of vacuum extractor and forceps

Diagnosis Code O66.5

ICD-10: O66.5
Short Description: Attempted application of vacuum extractor and forceps
Long Description: Attempted application of vacuum extractor and forceps
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O66.5

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Other obstructed labor (O66)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Maternity diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipMaternity diagnoses
Maternity. Age range is 12–55 years inclusive (e.g., diabetes in pregnancy, antepartum pulmonary complication).

Diagnoses for females only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for females only
Diagnoses for females only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code O66.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The code O66.5 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Delivered by low forceps delivery
  • Delivered by mid-cavity forceps delivery
  • Delivered by mid-cavity forceps with rotation
  • Delivery by combination of forceps and vacuum extractor
  • Failed forceps delivery
  • Failed forceps/ventouse
  • Failed instrumental delivery
  • Failed vacuum extraction delivery
  • Forceps delivery - delivered
  • Forceps delivery failed
  • Vacuum assisted vaginal delivery
  • Vacuum extractor delivery - delivered
  • Vaginal delivery

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code O66.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Childbirth Problems

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

  • Assisted delivery with forceps
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns
  • Breech birth
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Premature rupture of membranes

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