Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 998.9
Unspecified complication of procedure, not elsewhere classified
  • Short description: Surgical complicat NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 998.9 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 998.9 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 998.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 998.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Adhesion of tendon repair
  • Air embolism - postoperative
  • Air embolism due to surgery
  • Auditory system complication of procedure
  • Complication due to artificial fertilization
  • Complication of administrative procedure
  • Complication of attempted introduction of embryo in embryo transfer
  • Complication of attempted introduction of fertilized ovum after IVF
  • Complication of cryotherapy procedure
  • Complication of cutaneous surgery
  • Complication of diagnostic procedure
  • Complication of diathermy procedure
  • Complication of hydrotherapy procedure
  • Complication of internal anastomosis
  • Complication of introduction procedure
  • Complication of manipulation procedure
  • Complication of neonatal circumcision
  • Complication of observation procedure
  • Complication of patch testing
  • Complication of physical rehabilitation therapy procedure
  • Complication of procedure
  • Complication of procedure by procedure type
  • Complication of procedure by succeeding disorder
  • Complication of puncture procedure
  • Complication of reduction procedure
  • Complication of surgical procedure
  • Complication of traction procedure
  • Complications associated with artificial fertilization
  • Complications due to artificial fertilization
  • Complications of attempted introduction of embryo in embryo transfer
  • Complications of attempted introduction of fertilized ovum after in-vitro fertilization (ivf)
  • Complications of attempted introduction of fertilized ovum following in vitro fertilization
  • Disorders following clinical procedure
  • Failure in suture and ligature during surgical operation
  • Failure of sterile precautions during blood sampling
  • Failure of sterile precautions during endoscopic examination
  • Failure of sterile precautions during infusion
  • Failure of sterile precautions during injection
  • Failure of sterile precautions during injection or vaccination
  • Failure of sterile precautions during kidney dialysis
  • Failure to achieve operative objectives
  • Flail joint following removal of prosthesis
  • Iatrogenic complication of vascular surgery
  • Immune system complication of procedure
  • Intraoperative death
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during procedure
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during surgical operation
  • Neurological complication of procedure
  • Performance of inappropriate operation
  • Peri-operative injury
  • Peristomal abscess
  • Peristomal fistula
  • Postoperative complication
  • Postoperative death
  • Postprocedural finding oral cavity
  • Postprocedural pancreatic steatorrhea
  • Post-splenectomy disorder
  • Post-vagotomy dysphagia
  • Pyrexia postprocedure
  • Skin graft put on upside-down
  • Stomal varices
  • Stone formation in stoma
  • Traumatic complication of procedure
998.9 Excludes
  • complication NOS of obstetrical surgery or procedure (669.4)
Applies To
  • Postoperative complication NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 998.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T81.9XXA Unspecified complication of procedure, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 998.9:
  • 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 596.82
      • 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 997.49
      • 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) (septic) 998.02
      • 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
    • therapeutic misadventure NEC 999.9
      • surgical treatment 998.9
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • postoperative NEC 998.9
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