ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 768.73

Sev hypox-ischem enceph

Diagnosis Code 768.73

ICD-9: 768.73
Short Description: Sev hypox-ischem enceph
Long Description: Severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 768.73

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (764-779)
      • 768 Intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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  • P91.63 - Severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy [HIE]

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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
  • Fractured clavicle in the newborn
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Placenta previa
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Sheehan syndrome
  • Vacuum-assisted delivery
  • When you pass your due date

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