ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y65.8

Oth misadventures during surgical and medical care

Diagnosis Code Y65.8

ICD-10: Y65.8
Short Description: Oth misadventures during surgical and medical care
Long Description: Other specified misadventures during surgical and medical care
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y65.8

Valid for Submission
The code Y65.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Other misadventures during surgical and medical care (Y65)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Accidental laceration during a procedure on an organ
  • Accidental organ perforation during a procedure
  • Accidental puncture during a procedure on an organ
  • Accidental puncture during medical care
  • Accidental puncture of artery during catheter insertion
  • Accidental wound
  • Artificial insemination with the wrong donor sperm or donor egg
  • Death or serious disability
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during abdominal paracentesis
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during aspirating needle biopsy
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during aspiration of fluid or tissue, puncture and catheterization
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during blood sampling
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during infusion or transfusion
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during lumbar puncture
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during surgical operation
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during thoracentesis
  • Medication administered in error
  • Medication dispensed in error
  • Medication prescribed in error
  • Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in operative wound AND/OR body cavity during a procedure
  • Skin graft put on upside-down
  • Wound - in medical care

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code Y65.8 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Failure
      • mechanical, of instrument or apparatus (any) (during any medical or surgical procedure)
    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
      • failure
        • mechanical, of instrument or apparatus (any) (during any procedure)
    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
      • specified type NEC

Information for Patients


Patient Safety

You can help prevent medical errors by being an active member of your health care team. Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care tend to get better results. To reduce the risk of medical errors, you can

  • Ask questions if you have doubts or concerns. Take a relative or friend to your doctor appointment to help you ask questions and understand answers.
  • Make sure you understand what will happen if you need surgery
  • Tell your health care providers about all the medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements. Tell them if you have any allergies or bad reactions to anesthesia. Make sure you know how to take your medications correctly.
  • Get a second opinion about treatment options
  • Keep a copy of your own health history

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • Help prevent hospital errors (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Use of restraints (Medical Encyclopedia)


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