Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 879.7
Open wound of other and unspecified parts of trunk, complicated
  • Short description: Open wnd trunk NEC-compl.
  • ICD-9-CM 879.7 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 879.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 879.7.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 879.7: 2013 2014.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 879.7 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S31.020A Laceration with foreign body of lower back and pelvis without penetration into retroperitoneum, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 879.7:
  • Laceration - see also Wound, open, by site
    • anus (sphincter) 879.6
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with damage to pelvic organs
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.2
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.2
      • complicated 879.7
      • complicating delivery (healed) (old) 654.8
        • with laceration of anal or rectal mucosa 664.3
        • not associated with third-degree perineal laceration 664.6
      • following
      • nontraumatic, nonpuerperal (healed) (old) 569.43
    • perineum, perineal (old) (postpartal) 618.7
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with damage to pelvic floor
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.2
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.2
      • complicating delivery 664.4
      • following
      • male 879.6
        • complicated 879.7
      • muscles, complicating delivery 664.1
      • nonpuerperal, current injury 879.6
        • complicated 879.7
      • secondary (postpartal) 674.2
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • pelvic floor or region 879.6
      • complicated 879.7
    • perineum 879.6
      • complicated 879.7
    • trunk (multiple) NEC 879.6
      • complicated 879.7
      • specified site NEC 879.6
        • complicated 879.7
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