Diagnosis Code R18.8
Information for Medical Professionals
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R18.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 568.82 - Peritoneal effusion (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- 789.59 - Ascites NEC
- Bile ascites
- Bloody peritoneal effusion
- Chronic peritoneal effusion
- Dialysis-associated ascites
- Disorder of fetal abdominal region
- Fetal ascites
- Hemorrhagic ascites
- Hepatic ascites
- Infected ascites
- Meigs' syndrome
- Metabolic ascites
- On examination - ascites
- On examination - ascites - dipping shown
- On examination - ascites-fluid thrill shown
- On examination - ascites-shifting dullness
- Pancreatic ascites
- Refractory ascites
- Tense ascites
- Urine ascites
- Urine ascites
- Urine ascites of the neonate
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R18.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Ascites NOS
- Peritoneal effusion (chronic)
Information for Patients
Also called: Hepatic disease
Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.
There are many kinds of liver diseases. Viruses cause some of them, like hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Others can be the result of drugs, poisons or drinking too much alcohol. If the liver forms scar tissue because of an illness, it's called cirrhosis. Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, can be one sign of liver disease.
Cancer can affect the liver. You could also inherit a liver disease such as hemochromatosis.
Tests such as imaging tests and liver function tests can check for liver damage and help to diagnose liver diseases.
- Alcoholic liver disease
- ALP isoenzyme test
- Diet - liver disease
- Fatty liver -- nonalcoholic
- Hepatic encephalopathy
- Liver disease
- Liver scan