Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 998.32
Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound
  • Short description: Disrup-external op wound.
  • ICD-9-CM 998.32 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 998.32 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 998.32: 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Disruption or dehiscence of closure of:
    • cornea
    • mucosa
    • skin
    • subcutaneous tissue
  • Full-thickness skin disruption or dehiscence
  • Superficial disruption or dehiscence of operation wound
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 998.32 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T81.31XA Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 998.32:
  • Burst stitches or sutures (complication of surgery) (external) (see also Dehiscence) 998.32
  • Complications
    • surgical procedures 998.9
      • accidental puncture or laceration 998.2
      • amputation stump (late) 997.60
      • anastomosis - see Complications, anastomosis
      • burst stitches or sutures (external) (see also Dehiscence) 998.32
      • cardiac 997.1
        • long-term effect following cardiac surgery 429.4
        • catheter device - see Complications, catheter device
      • cataract fragments in eye 998.82
      • cecostomy malfunction 569.62
      • colostomy malfunction 569.62
      • cystostomy malfunction 997.5
      • dehiscence (of incision) (external) (see also Dehiscence) 998.32
      • dialysis NEC (see also Complications, dialysis) 999.9
      • disruption (see also Dehiscence)
        • anastomosis (internal) - see Complications, mechanical, graft
        • internal suture (line) 998.31
        • wound (external) 998.32
      • dumping syndrome (postgastrectomy) 564.2
      • elephantiasis or lymphedema 997.99
      • emphysema (surgical) 998.81
      • enterostomy malfunction 569.62
      • esophagostomy malfunction 530.87
      • evisceration 998.32
      • fistula (persistent postoperative) 998.6
      • foreign body inadvertently left in wound (sponge) (suture) (swab) 998.4
      • from nonabsorbable surgical material (Dacron) (mesh) (permanent suture) (reinforcing) (Teflon) - see Complications due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • gastrointestinal NEC 997.4
      • gastrostomy malfunction 536.42
      • hematoma 998.12
      • hemorrhage 998.11
      • ileostomy malfunction 569.62
      • internal prosthetic device NEC (see also Complications, internal device) 996.70
        • hemolytic anemia 283.19
        • infection or inflammation 996.60
        • malfunction - see Complications, mechanical
        • mechanical complication - see Complications, mechanical
        • thrombus 996.70
      • jejunostomy malfunction 569.62
      • nervous system NEC 997.00
      • obstruction, internal anastomosis - see Complications, mechanical, graft
      • other body system NEC 997.99
      • peripheral vascular NEC 997.2
      • postcardiotomy syndrome 429.4
      • postcholecystectomy syndrome 576.0
      • postcommissurotomy syndrome 429.4
      • postgastrectomy dumping syndrome 564.2
      • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome 457.0
      • postmastoidectomy 383.30
      • postvagotomy syndrome 564.2
      • postvalvulotomy syndrome 429.4
      • reattached extremity (infection) (rejection) (see also Complications, reattached, extremity) 996.90
      • respiratory NEC 997.39
      • seroma 998.13
      • shock (endotoxic) (hypovolemic) (septic) 998.0
      • shunt, prosthetic (thrombus) - see also Complications, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • specified complication NEC 998.89
      • stitch abscess 998.59
      • transplant - see Complications, graft
      • ureterostomy malfunction 997.5
      • urethrostomy malfunction 997.5
      • urinary NEC 997.5
      • vascular
      • wound infection 998.59
  • Dehiscence
    • closure of
      • cornea 998.32
      • fascia, superficial or muscular 998.31
      • internal organ 998.31
      • mucosa 998.32
      • muscle or muscle flap 998.31
      • ribs or rib cage 998.31
      • skin 998.32
      • skull or craniotomy 998.31
      • sternum or sternotomy 998.31
      • subcutaneous tissue 998.32
      • tendon or ligament 998.31
      • traumatic laceration (external) (internal) 998.33
    • operation wound 998.32
    • postoperative 998.32
  • Disruption
    • operation wound (external) (see also Dehiscence) 998.32
    • suture line (external) (see also Dehiscence) 998.32
  • Evisceration
    • operative wound 998.32
  • Rupture, ruptured 553.9
    • operation wound (see also Dehiscence) 998.32
  • Stitch
    • burst (in external operation wound) (see also Dehiscence) 998.32
  • Suture
    • burst (in external operation wound) (see also Dehiscence) 998.32
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