D78.8 - Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications of the spleen

Version 2023
ICD-10:D78.8
Short Description:Oth intraop and postprocedural complications of the spleen
Long Description:Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications of the spleen
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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)

D78.8 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 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 specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Oth intraop and postprocedural complications of the spleen

Non-specific codes like D78.8 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for oth intraop and postprocedural complications of the spleen:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D78.81 for Other intraoperative complications of the spleen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D78.89 for Other postprocedural complications of the spleen

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Patient Education


Spleen 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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