ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 998.83

Non-healing surgcl wound

Diagnosis Code 998.83

ICD-9: 998.83
Short Description: Non-healing surgcl wound
Long Description: Non-healing surgical wound
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 998.83

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (996-999)
      • 998 Other complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 998.83 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Nonhealing
      • wound, surgical 998.83
    • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
      • non-healing surgical 998.83
      • surgical, non-healing 998.83

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