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2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R18.8
R18.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R18.8. Other international versions of ICD-10 R18.8 may differ.
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.
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.
Peritoneal effusion (chronic)
Ascites (abnormal fluid in the abdomen)
ICD-10-CM R18.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):