ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 996.88

Comp tp organ-stem cell

Diagnosis Code 996.88

ICD-9: 996.88
Short Description: Comp tp organ-stem cell
Long Description: Complications of transplanted organ, stem cell
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 996.88

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • T86.5 - Complications of stem cell transplant

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Stem Cells

Stem cells are cells with the potential to develop into many different types of cells in the body. They serve as a repair system for the body. There are two main types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells.

Stem cells are different from other cells in the body in three ways:

  • They can divide and renew themselves over a long time
  • They are unspecialized, so they cannot do specific functions in the body
  • They have the potential to become specialized cells, such as muscle cells, blood cells, and brain cells

Doctors and scientists are excited about stem cells because they could help in many different areas of health and medical research. Studying stem cells may help explain how serious conditions such as birth defects and cancer come about. Stem cells may one day be used to make cells and tissues for therapy of many diseases. Examples include Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord injury, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.

NIH: National Institutes of Health

  • Bone marrow (stem cell) donation
  • Organ or Stem Cell Transplant and Your Mouth - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

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