2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K68.11

Postprocedural retroperitoneal abscess

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • K68.11 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K68.11 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K68.11 - other international versions of ICD-10 K68.11 may differ.
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 (K68.11) and the excluded code together.
  • infection following procedure (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.4

    Infection following a procedure

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Wound abscess following a procedure
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify infection
    T81.4-
    )
The following code(s) above K68.11 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 K68.11:
  • K00-K95
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
ICD-10-CM K68.11 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems
  • 856 Postoperative or post-traumatic infections with o.r. Procedure with mcc
  • 857 Postoperative or post-traumatic infections with o.r. Procedure with cc
  • 858 Postoperative or post-traumatic infections with o.r. Procedure without cc/mcc
  • 862 Postoperative and post-traumatic infections with mcc
  • 863 Postoperative and post-traumatic infections without mcc

Convert K68.11 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to K68.11:
  • Type 1 Excludes: O86.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O86.0

    Infection of obstetric surgical wound

      2016 2017 2018 2019 - Deleted Code 2019 - New Code Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Infected cesarean delivery wound following delivery
    • Infected perineal repair following delivery
    Type 1 Excludes
    • complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified (T81.4-)
    • postprocedural fever NOS (R50.82)
    • postprocedural retroperitoneal abscess (K68.11)
  • Type 2 Excludes: K91
    , K91.89
    , T81.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K91

    Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of digestive system, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • complications of artificial opening of digestive system (K94.-)
    • complications of bariatric procedures (K95.-)
    • gastrojejunal ulcer (K28.-)
    • postprocedural (radiation) retroperitoneal abscess (K68.11)
    • radiation colitis (K52.0)
    • radiation gastroenteritis (K52.0)
    • radiation proctitis (K62.7)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K91.89

    Other postprocedural complications and disorders of digestive system

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • postprocedural retroperitoneal abscess (K68.11)
    Use Additional
    • code, if applicable, to further specify disorder
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.4

    Infection following a procedure

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Wound abscess following a procedure
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify infection

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K68.11:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • intra-abdominal K65.1
      - see also Abscess, peritoneum
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K65.1

      Peritoneal abscess

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Abdominopelvic abscess
      • Abscess (of) omentum
      • Abscess (of) peritoneum
      • Mesenteric abscess
      • Retrocecal abscess
      • Subdiaphragmatic abscess
      • Subhepatic abscess
      • Subphrenic abscess
      • postprocedural T81.49
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.49

        Infection following a procedure, other surgical site

          2019 - New Code Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        • retroperitoneal K68.11
    • postoperative (any site) T81.49
      - see also Infection, postoperative wound
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.49

      Infection following a procedure, other surgical site

        2019 - New Code Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • retroperitoneal K68.11
    • retroperitoneal NEC K68.19
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K68.19

      Other retroperitoneal abscess

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • postprocedural K68.11

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K68.11
K65.8 Other peritonitis
K65.9 Peritonitis, unspecified
K66 Other disorders of peritoneum
K66.0 Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)
K66.1 Hemoperitoneum
K66.8 Other specified disorders of peritoneum
K66.9 Disorder of peritoneum, unspecified
K67 Disorders of peritoneum in infectious diseases classified elsewhere
K68 Disorders of retroperitoneum
K68.1 Retroperitoneal abscess
K68.11 Postprocedural retroperitoneal abscess
K68.12 Psoas muscle abscess
K68.19 Other retroperitoneal abscess
K68.9 Other disorders of retroperitoneum
K70 Alcoholic liver disease
K70.0 Alcoholic fatty liver
K70.1 Alcoholic hepatitis
K70.10 …… without ascites
K70.11 …… with ascites
K70.2 Alcoholic fibrosis and sclerosis of liver
K70.3 Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.