2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 777.5
Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn
- extensive ulceration and necrosis of the ileum and colon in premature infants in the neonatal period; possibly due to perinatal intestinal ischemia and bacterial invasion.
- There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 777.5 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.