Non-specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 998.3
Disruption of operation wound
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 998.3 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
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998.3 Excludes
  • disruption of:
    • amputation stump (997.69)
    • cesarean wound (674.1)
    • perineal wound, puerperal (674.2)
Applies To
  • Dehiscence of operation wound
  • Disruption of any suture materials or other closure method
  • Rupture of operation wound
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