ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 996.81

Compl kidney transplant

Diagnosis Code 996.81

ICD-9: 996.81
Short Description: Compl kidney transplant
Long Description: Complications of transplanted kidney
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 996.81

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (996-999)
      • 996 Complications peculiar to certain specified procedures

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Kidney Transplantation

Also called: Renal transplantation

A kidney transplant is an operation that places a healthy kidney in your body. The transplanted kidney takes over the work of the two kidneys that failed, so you no longer need dialysis.

During a transplant, the surgeon places the new kidney in your lower abdomen and connects the artery and vein of the new kidney to your artery and vein. Often, the new kidney will start making urine as soon as your blood starts flowing through it. But sometimes it takes a few weeks to start working.

Many transplanted kidneys come from donors who have died. Some come from a living family member. The wait for a new kidney can be long.

If you have a transplant, you must take drugs for the rest of your life, to keep your body from rejecting the new kidney.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Kidney transplant

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