ICD-10-CM Code D78.8

Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications of the spleen

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

D78.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other 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:D78.8
Short Description:Oth intraop and postprocedural complications of the spleen
Long Description:Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications of the spleen

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

  • D78.81 - Other intraoperative complications of the spleen
  • D78.89 - Other postprocedural complications of the spleen

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D78.8:

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code, if applicable, to further specify disorder

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.

  • Hypersplenism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spleen removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spleen removal - laparoscopic - adults - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spleen removal - open - adults - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splenomegaly (Medical Encyclopedia)

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