ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z90.81

Acquired absence of spleen

Diagnosis Code Z90.81

ICD-10: Z90.81
Short Description: Acquired absence of spleen
Long Description: Acquired absence of spleen
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z90.81

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Acquired absence of organs, not elsewhere classified (Z90)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

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Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code Z90.81 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • History of splenectomy
  • Overwhelming infection in asplenic patient
  • Post-splenectomy sepsis
  • Pulmonary hypertension due to hematological disorder
  • Pulmonary hypertension due to post-splenectomy hematological disorder
  • Sepsis in asplenic subject
  • Sepsis in asplenic subject
  • Sepsis in asplenic subject

Information for Patients

Spleen Diseases

Also called: Splenic diseases

Your spleen is an organ above your stomach and under your ribs on your left side. It is about as big as your fist. The spleen is part of your lymphatic system, which fights infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. It contains white blood cells that fight germs. Your spleen also helps control the amount of blood in your body, and destroys old and damaged cells.

Certain diseases might cause your spleen to swell. You can also damage or rupture your spleen in an injury, especially if it is already swollen. If your spleen is too damaged, you might need surgery to remove it. You can live without a spleen. Other organs, such as your liver, will take over some of the spleen's work. Without a spleen, however, your body will lose some of its ability to fight infections.

  • Hypersplenism
  • Spleen removal
  • Spleen removal - laparoscopic - adults - discharge
  • Spleen removal - open - adults - discharge
  • Splenomegaly

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