Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 997.32
Postprocedural aspiration pneumonia
  • Short description: Postproc aspiration pneu.
  • ICD-9-CM 997.32 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 997.32 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 997.32.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 997.32: 2013 2014.
997.32 Excludes
  • aspiration pneumonia during labor and delivery (668.0)
Applies To
  • Chemical pneumonitis resulting from a procedure
  • Mendelson's syndrome resulting from a procedure
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 997.32 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J95.89 Other postprocedural complications and disorders of respiratory system, not elsewhere classified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 997.32:
  • Mendelson's syndrome (resulting from a procedure) 997.32
  • Pneumonia (acute) (Alpenstich) (benign) (bilateral) (brain) (cerebral) (circumscribed) (congestive) (creeping) (delayed resolution) (double) (epidemic) (fever) (flash) (fulminant) (fungoid) (granulomatous) (hemorrhagic) (incipient) (infantile) (infectious) (infiltration) (insular) (intermittent) (latent) (lobe) (migratory) (newborn) (organized) (overwhelming) (primary) (progressive) (pseudolobar) (purulent) (resolved) (secondary) (senile) (septic) (suppurative) (terminal) (true) (unresolved) (vesicular) 486
    • postoperative 997.39
      • aspiration 997.32
    • resulting from a procedure 997.39
      • aspiration 997.32
  • Pneumonitis (acute) (primary) (see also Pneumonia) 486
    • chemical 506.0
      • due to fumes or gases 506.0
      • resulting from a procedure 997.32
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Mendelson's (resulting from a procedure) 997.32
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