Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 518.5
Pulmonary insufficiency following trauma and surgery
  • Non-Billable Code
  • 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.
Clinical Information
  • 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.
518.5 Excludes
  • adult respiratory distress syndrome associated with other conditions (518.82)
  • pneumonia:
  • respiratory failure in other conditions (518.81, 518.83-518.84)
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