2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.7

Traumatic subcutaneous emphysema

Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as T79.7. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • emphysema NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J43

    Emphysema

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • compensatory emphysema (J98.3)
    • emphysema due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors (J68.4)
    • emphysema with chronic (obstructive) bronchitis (J44.-)
    • emphysematous (obstructive) bronchitis (J44.-)
    • interstitial emphysema (J98.2)
    • mediastinal emphysema (J98.2)
    • neonatal interstitial emphysema (P25.0)
    • surgical (subcutaneous) emphysema (T81.82)
    • traumatic subcutaneous emphysema (T79.7)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    J43
    )
  • emphysema (subcutaneous) resulting from a procedure (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.82

    Emphysema (subcutaneous) resulting from a procedure

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T81.82
    )
The following code(s) above T79.7 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to T79.7:
  • S00-T88
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • T79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79

    Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute respiratory distress syndrome (J80)
    • complications occurring during or following medical procedures (T80-T88)
    • complications of surgical and medical care NEC (T80-T88)
    • newborn respiratory distress syndrome (P22.0)
    Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to T79.7:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T79.7:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T79.7
T79.4XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.4XXS …… sequela
T79.5 Traumatic anuria
T79.5XXA …… initial encounter
T79.5XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.5XXS …… sequela
T79.6 Traumatic ischemia of muscle
T79.6XXA …… initial encounter
T79.6XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.6XXS …… sequela
T79.7 Traumatic subcutaneous emphysema
T79.7XXA …… initial encounter
T79.7XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.7XXS …… sequela
T79.A Traumatic compartment syndrome
T79.A0 Compartment syndrome, unspecified
T79.A0XA …… initial encounter
T79.A0XD …… subsequent encounter
T79.A0XS …… sequela
T79.A1 Traumatic compartment syndrome of upper extremity
T79.A11 Traumatic compartment syndrome of right upper extremity

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