ICD-9-CM 518.0 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 518.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Pressure collapse of lung due to OB anesthesia in pregnancy
Pressure collapse of lung due to obstetric anesthesia in pregnancy
(at-uh-lek-tuh-sis) failure of the lung to expand (inflate) completely. This may be caused by a blocked airway, a tumor, general anesthesia, pneumonia or other lung infections, lung disease, or long-term bedrest with shallow breathing. Sometimes called a collapsed lung.
Collapse of all or part of a lung due to bronchial plugging or the chest cavity being opened to atomspheric pressure.
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