2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.6

Acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure

Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (T81.6) and the excluded code together.
  • complications of foreign body accidentally left in body cavity or operation wound following procedure (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.5

    Complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following procedure

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T81.5-
    )
The following code(s) above T81.6 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 T81.6:
  • 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
  • T80-T88
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range T80-T88

    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified

    Type 2 Excludes
    • any encounters with medical care for postprocedural conditions in which no complications are present, such as:
    • artificial opening status (Z93.-)
    • closure of external stoma (Z43.-)
    • fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device (Z44.-)
    • burns and corrosions from local applications and irradiation (T20-T32)
    • complications of surgical procedures during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • mechanical complication of respirator [ventilator] (J95.850)
    • poisoning and toxic effects of drugs and chemicals (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
    • postprocedural fever (R50.82)
    • specified complications classified elsewhere, such as:
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
    • colostomy malfunction (K94.0-)
    • disorders of fluid and electrolyte imbalance (E86-E87)
    • functional disturbances following cardiac surgery (I97.0-I97.1)
    • intraoperative and postprocedural complications of specified body systems (D78.-, E36.-, E89.-, G97.3-, G97.4, H59.3-, H59.-, H95.2-, H95.3, I97.4-, I97.5, J95.6-, J95.7, K91.6-, L76.-, M96.-, N99.-)
    • ostomy complications (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-)
    • postgastric surgery syndromes (K91.1)
    • postlaminectomy syndrome NEC (M96.1)
    • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome (I97.2)
    • postsurgical blind-loop syndrome (K91.2)
    • ventilator associated pneumonia (J95.851)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified
  • T81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81

    Complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    Complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to T81.6:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T81.6
T81.597D …… subsequent encounter
T81.597S …… sequela
T81.598 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following other procedure
T81.598A …… initial encounter
T81.598D …… subsequent encounter
T81.598S …… sequela
T81.599 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure
T81.599A …… initial encounter
T81.599D …… subsequent encounter
T81.599S …… sequela
T81.6 Acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
T81.60 Unspecified acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
T81.60XA …… initial encounter
T81.60XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.60XS …… sequela
T81.61 Aseptic peritonitis due to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
T81.61XA …… initial encounter
T81.61XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.61XS …… sequela
T81.69 Other acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
T81.69XA …… initial encounter

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