Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 998.59
Other postoperative infection
  • Short description: Other postop infection.
  • ICD-9-CM 998.59 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 998.59 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 998.59.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 998.59: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Granuloma of surgical wound
  • Infected percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy site
  • Infection after surgery
  • Infection associated with artificial insemination
  • Infection of gastrostomy site
  • Infection of skin donor site
  • Infection of tendon repair
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection of postoperative wound
  • Postoperative abdominal wall wound abscess
  • Postoperative infection
  • Postoperative intra-abdominal abscess
  • Postoperative septicemia
  • Postoperative stitch abscess
  • Postoperative subphrenic abscess
  • Postoperative wound abscess
  • Postoperative wound cellulitis
  • Postoperative wound infection
  • Postoperative wound infection-deep
  • Postoperative wound infection-superficial
  • Postoperative wound sinus
  • Postprocedural infection
  • Postprocedural intra-abdominal sepsis
  • Postprocedural retroperitoneal abscess
  • Postprocedural wound infection
  • Post-splenectomy septicemia
  • Stitch abscess
  • Stitch abscess of cornea
  • Stitch infection
  • Surgical site infection
  • Surgical wound necrosis
  • Suture granuloma
  • Wound abscess
  • Wound cellulitis after surgery
  • Wound infection after surgery
Applies To
  • Abscess: postoperative
    • intra-abdominal postoperative
    • stitch postoperative
    • subphrenic postoperative
    • wound postoperative
  • Septicemia postoperative
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify infection
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 998.59 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K68.11 Postprocedural retroperitoneal abscess
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T81.4XXA Infection following a procedure, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 998.59:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • intra-abdominal (see also Abscess, peritoneum) 567.22
      • postoperative 998.59
    • operative wound 998.59
    • peritoneum, peritoneal (perforated) (ruptured) 567.22
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
        • appendicitis 540.1
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
      • following
      • pelvic, female (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
      • postoperative 998.59
      • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 670.8
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 014.0
    • retroperitoneal 567.38
      • postprocedural 998.59
    • stitch 998.59
    • subphrenic - see also Abscess, peritoneum 567.22
      • postoperative 998.59
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • drainage site (following operation) 998.59
  • 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
  • Fever 780.60
    • postoperative 780.62
      • due to infection 998.59
  • Granuloma NEC 686.1
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • due to or resulting from
      • central venous catheter 999.31
      • device, implant, or graft (any) (presence of) - see Complications, infection and inflammation, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • injection, inoculation, infusion, transfusion, or vaccination (prophylactic) (therapeutic) 999.39
      • injury NEC - see Wound, open, by site, complicated
      • surgery 998.59
    • operation wound 998.59
    • postoperative wound 998.59
    • wound (local) (posttraumatic) NEC 958.3
      • with
        • dislocation - see Dislocation, by site, open
        • fracture - see Fracture, by site, open
        • open wound - see Wound, open, by site, complicated
      • postoperative 998.59
      • surgical 998.59
  • Sepsis (generalized) 995.91
    • localized
      • in operation wound 998.59
      • skin (see also Abscess) 682.9
  • Septicemia, septicemic (generalized) (suppurative) 038.9
    • postoperative 998.59
  • Stitch
    • abscess 998.59
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