Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 879.3
Open wound of abdominal wall anterior complicated
  • Short description: OPN WND ANT ABDOMEN-COMP.
  • ICD-9-CM 879.3 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 879.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM 879.3.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 879.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S31.122A Laceration of abdominal wall with foreign body, epigastric region without penetration into peritoneal cavity, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S31.125A Laceration of abdominal wall with foreign body, periumbilic region without penetration into peritoneal cavity, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 879.3:
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • abdomen, abdominal (external) (muscle) 879.2
      • complicated 879.3
      • wall (anterior) 879.2
    • epigastric region 879.2
      • complicated 879.3
    • hypogastric region 879.2
      • complicated 879.3
    • pubic region 879.2
      • complicated 879.3
    • umbilical region 879.2
      • complicated 879.3
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