Dehiscence (of)

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term dehiscence (of) to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Dehiscence (of)
    • amputation stump - T87.81 Dehiscence of amputation stump
    • cesarean wound - O90.0 Disruption of cesarean delivery wound
    • closure of
      • cornea - T81.31 Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • craniotomy - T81.32 Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • fascia (muscular) (superficial) - T81.32 Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • internal organ or tissue - T81.32 Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • laceration (external) (internal) - T81.33 Disruption of traumatic injury wound repair
      • ligament - T81.32 Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • mucosa - T81.31 Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • muscle or muscle flap - T81.32 Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • ribs or rib cage - T81.32 Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • skin and subcutaneous tissue (full-thickness) (superficial) - T81.31 Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • skull - T81.32 Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • sternum (sternotomy) - T81.32 Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • tendon - T81.32 Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • traumatic laceration (external) (internal) - T81.33 Disruption of traumatic injury wound repair
    • episiotomy - O90.1 Disruption of perineal obstetric wound
    • operation wound NEC - T81.31 Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • external operation wound (superficial) - T81.31 Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
      • internal operation wound (deep) - T81.32 Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
    • perineal wound (postpartum) - O90.1 Disruption of perineal obstetric wound
    • traumatic injury wound repair - T81.33 Disruption of traumatic injury wound repair
    • wound - T81.30 Disruption of wound, unspecified
      • traumatic repair - T81.33 Disruption of traumatic injury wound repair

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to dehiscence (of) within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Cornea: The transparent anterior portion of the fibrous coat of the eye consisting of five layers: stratified squamous CORNEAL EPITHELIUM; BOWMAN MEMBRANE; CORNEAL STROMA; DESCEMET MEMBRANE; and mesenchymal CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM. It serves as the first refracting medium of the eye. It is structurally continuous with the SCLERA, avascular, receiving its nourishment by permeation through spaces between the lamellae, and is innervated by the ophthalmic division of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE via the ciliary nerves and those of the surrounding conjunctiva which together form plexuses. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)

Craniotomy: Surgical incision into the cranium.

Ligaments: Shiny, flexible bands of fibrous tissue connecting together articular extremities of bones. They are pliant, tough, and inextensile.

Skull: The SKELETON of the HEAD including the FACIAL BONES and the bones enclosing the BRAIN.

Tendons: Fibrous bands or cords of CONNECTIVE TISSUE at the ends of SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBERS that serve to attach the MUSCLES to bones and other structures.

Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.