ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 568.82

Peritoneal effusion

Diagnosis Code 568.82

ICD-9: 568.82
Short Description: Peritoneal effusion
Long Description: Peritoneal effusion (chronic)
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 568.82

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of intestines and peritoneum (560-569)
      • 568 Other disorders of peritoneum

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Peritoneal Disorders

Your peritoneum is the tissue that lines your abdominal wall and covers most of the organs in your abdomen. A liquid, peritoneal fluid, lubricates the surface of this tissue.

Disorders of the peritoneum are not common. They include

  • Peritonitis - an inflammation of the peritoneum
  • Cancer
  • Complications from peritoneal dialysis

Your doctor may use imaging tests or lab tests to analyze the peritoneal fluid to diagnose the problem. Treatment of peritoneal disorders depends on the cause.

  • Abdominal tap
  • Peritoneal fluid analysis
  • Peritoneal fluid culture
  • Peritonitis
  • Peritonitis - secondary
  • Peritonitis - spontaneous
  • Retroperitoneal inflammation

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