Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 518.5
Pulmonary insufficiency following trauma and surgery
  • Short description: Post traum pulm insuffic.
  • ICD-9-CM 518.5 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 518.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 518.5.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 518.5: 2012 2013 2014.
518.5 Excludes
  • adult respiratory distress syndrome associated with other conditions (518.82)
  • pneumonia:
  • respiratory failure in other conditions (518.81, 518.83-518.84)
Applies To
  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome
  • Pulmonary insufficiency following:
    • shock
    • surgery
    • trauma
  • Shock lung
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM 518.5
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 518.5:
  • Complications
    • respiratory 519.9
      • device, implant or graft NEC 996.79
      • distress syndrome, adult, following trauma or surgery 518.5
      • insufficiency, acute, postoperative 518.5
      • postoperative NEC 997.39
      • therapy NEC 999.9
  • Congestion, congestive
    • lung 786.9
      • active or acute (see also Pneumonia) 486
      • chronic 514
      • hypostatic 514
      • idiopathic, acute 518.5
      • passive 514
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Woillez's (acute idiopathic pulmonary congestion) 518.5
  • Distress
    • respiratory 786.09
      • acute (adult) 518.82
      • adult syndrome (following shock, surgery, or trauma) 518.5
      • fetus or newborn 770.89
      • syndrome (idiopathic) (newborn) 769
  • Drowned, drowning (near) 994.1
    • lung 518.5
  • Failure, failed
  • Insufficiency, insufficient
    • lung (acute) (see also Insufficiency, pulmonary) 518.82
      • following trauma, surgery, or shock 518.5
      • newborn 770.89
    • pulmonary (acute) 518.82
      • following
        • shock 518.5
        • surgery 518.5
        • trauma 518.5
      • newborn 770.89
      • valve (see also Endocarditis, pulmonary) 424.3
  • Respiratory - see also condition
    • distress 786.09
      • acute 518.82
      • fetus or newborn NEC 770.89
      • syndrome (newborn) 769
        • adult (following shock, surgery, or trauma) 518.5
  • Shock 785.50
    • lung 518.5
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • respiratory distress (idiopathic) (newborn) 769
      • adult (following shock, surgery, or trauma) 518.5
      • type II 770.6
    • wet
      • brain (alcoholic) 303.9
      • feet (maceration) (tropical) 991.4
      • lung
      • adult 518.5
      • newborn 770.6
  • Wet
    • lung (syndrome)
  • Woillez's disease (acute idiopathic pulmonary congestion) 518.5
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