Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 879.4
Open wound of abdominal wall, lateral, without mention of complication
  • Short description: Opn wnd lateral abdomen.
  • ICD-9-CM 879.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 879.4 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 879.4.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 879.4: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 879.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S31.109A Unspecified open wound of abdominal wall, unspecified quadrant without penetration into peritoneal cavity, initial encounter
Applies To
  • Flank
  • Groin
  • Hypochondrium
  • Iliac (region)
  • Inguinal region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 879.4:
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • abdomen, abdominal (external) (muscle) 879.2
    • flank 879.4
    • groin 879.4
    • hypochondrium 879.4
    • iliac (region) 879.4
    • inguinal region 879.4
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