Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 998.7
Acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure not elsewhere classified
  • Short description: POSTOP FORGN SUBST REACT.
  • ICD-9-CM 998.7 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 998.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 998.7.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 998.7: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Peritonitis:
    • aseptic
    • chemical
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 998.7 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T81.61XA Aseptic peritonitis due to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T81.69XA Other acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 998.7:
  • Granuloma NEC 686.1
    • talc 728.82
      • in operation wound 998.7
  • Peritonitis (acute) (adhesive) (fibrinous) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (localized) (perforative) (primary) (with adhesions) (with effusion) 567.9
    • aseptic 998.7
    • chemical 998.7
    • due to
      • bile 567.81
      • foreign
        • body or object accidentally left during a procedure (instrument) (sponge) (swab) 998.4
        • substance accidentally left during a procedure (chemical) (powder) (talc) 998.7
      • talc 998.7
      • urine 567.89
    • talc 998.7
  • Reaction
    • foreign
      • body NEC 728.82
        • in operative wound (inadvertently left) 998.4
          • due to surgical material intentionally left - see Complications, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • substance accidentally left during a procedure (chemical) (powder) (talc) 998.7
        • body or object (instrument) (sponge) (swab) 998.4
  • Talc granuloma 728.82
    • in operation wound 998.7
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