ICD-10-CM Code D78

Intraoperative and postprocedural complications of the spleen

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

D78 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of intraoperative and postprocedural complications of the spleen. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:D78
Short Description:Intraop and postprocedural complications of the spleen
Long Description:Intraoperative and postprocedural complications of the spleen

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • D78.0 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of the spleen complicating a procedure
  • D78.01 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of the spleen complicating a procedure on the spleen
  • D78.02 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of the spleen complicating other procedure
  • D78.1 - Accidental puncture and laceration of the spleen during a procedure
  • D78.11 - Accidental puncture and laceration of the spleen during a procedure on the spleen
  • D78.12 - Accidental puncture and laceration of the spleen during other procedure
  • D78.2 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of the spleen following a procedure
  • D78.21 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of the spleen following a procedure on the spleen
  • D78.22 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of the spleen following other procedure
  • D78.3 - Postprocedural hematoma and seroma of the spleen following a procedure
  • D78.31 - Postprocedural hematoma of the spleen following a procedure on the spleen
  • D78.32 - Postprocedural hematoma of the spleen following other procedure
  • D78.33 - Postprocedural seroma of the spleen following a procedure on the spleen
  • D78.34 - Postprocedural seroma of the spleen following other procedure
  • D78.8 - Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications of the spleen
  • D78.81 - Other intraoperative complications of the spleen
  • D78.89 - Other postprocedural complications of the spleen

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50–D89)
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications of the spleen (D78)
      • Intraop and postprocedural complications of the spleen (D78)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Spleen Diseases

Also called: Splenic diseases

Your spleen is an organ above your stomach and under your ribs on your left side. It is about as big as your fist. The spleen is part of your lymphatic system, which fights infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. It contains white blood cells that fight germs. Your spleen also helps control the amount of blood in your body, and destroys old and damaged cells.

Certain diseases might cause your spleen to swell. You can also damage or rupture your spleen in an injury, especially if it is already swollen. If your spleen is too damaged, you might need surgery to remove it. You can live without a spleen. Other organs, such as your liver, will take over some of the spleen's work. Without a spleen, however, your body will lose some of its ability to fight infections.

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