Diagnosis Code 998.6
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- T81.83XA - Persistent postprocedural fistula, initial encounter (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 998.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- surgical procedures 998.9
- fistula (persistent postoperative) 998.6
- surgical procedures 998.9
- Fistula (sinus) 686.9
- postoperative, persistent 998.6
Information for Patients
Also called: Postoperative care, Recovery from surgery
After any operation, you'll have some side effects. There is usually some pain with surgery. There may also be swelling and soreness around the area that the surgeon cut. Your surgeon can tell you which side effects to expect.
There can also be complications. These are unplanned events linked to the operation. Some complications are infection, too much bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, or accidental injury. Some people have a greater risk of complications because of other medical conditions.
Your surgeon can tell you how you might feel and what you will be able to do - or not do - the first few days, weeks, or months after surgery. Some other questions to ask are
- How long you will be in the hospital
- What kind of supplies, equipment, and help you might need when you go home
- When you can go back to work
- When it is ok to start exercising again
- Are they any other restrictions in your activities
Following your surgeon's advice can help you recover as soon as possible.
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- Bland diet
- Deep breathing after surgery
- Diet - clear liquid
- Diet - full liquid
- Getting your home ready - after the hospital
- Hemorrhoid removal -- discharge
- Indwelling catheter care
- Post surgical pain treatment - adults
- Preparing for surgery when you have diabetes
- Self catheterization - female
- Self catheterization - male
- Sternal exploration or closure
- Suprapubic catheter care
- Surgical wound care -- closed
- Surgical wound infection - treatment
- The day of surgery for your child
- The day of your surgery - adult
- Tracheostomy tube - eating
- Tracheostomy tube - speaking
- Urinary catheters
- Urine drainage bags
- Using an incentive spirometer
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts inside of the body. Fistulas may develop between different organs, such as between the esophagus and the windpipe or the bowel and the vagina. They can also develop between two blood vessels, such as between an artery and a vein or between two arteries.
Some people are born with a fistula. Other common causes of fistulas include
- Complications from surgery
- Diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
Treatment depends on the cause of the fistula, where it is, and how bad it is. Some fistulas will close on their own. In some cases, you may need antibiotics and/or surgery.
- Gastrointestinal fistula