Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 998.51
Infected postoperative seroma
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 998.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 998.51 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 998.51 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T81.4XXA Infection following a procedure, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Complication of procedure, infected seroma
  • Postprocedural infected seroma
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify organism
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 998.51:
  • Complications
    • seroma (intraoperative) (postoperative) (noninfected) 998.13
      • infected 998.51
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • seroma 998.51
  • Seroma - (postoperative) (non-infected) 998.13
    • infected 998.51
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 998.51 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.