ICD-10-CM Code D78.12

Accidental puncture and laceration of the spleen during other procedure

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

D78.12 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of accidental puncture and laceration of the spleen during other procedure. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:D78.12
Short Description:Accidental pnctr & lac of the spleen during oth procedure
Long Description:Accidental puncture and laceration of the spleen during other procedure

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code D78.12 are found in the index:


Convert D78.12 to ICD-9

  • 998.2 - Accidental op laceration (Approximate Flag)

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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