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2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R18
R18 is not a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and cannot be used to indicate a medical diagnosis as there are 2 codes below R18 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
ICD-10-CM codes become active beginning October 1, 2014, therefore, this and all ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
(ah-sye-teez) abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen.
A disorder characterized by accumulation of serous or hemorrhagic fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
Abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen that may cause swelling. In late-stage cancer, tumor cells may be found in the fluid in the abdomen. Ascites also occurs in patients with liver disease.
Accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. The fluid may be serous, hemorrhagic, or the result of tumor metastasis to the peritoneum.
Accumulation or retention of free fluid within the peritoneal cavity.
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity
Effusion and accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.