2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 518.5
Pulmonary insufficiency following trauma and surgery
- fulminant pulmonary interstitial and alveolar edema resulting from diffuse infection, shock, or trauma of the lungs.
- NIH: Respiratory distress of any etiology, excluding neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.
- There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 518.5 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.