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leak from staple of ileum

Lee Posted Tue 09th of October, 2012 15:37:20 PM

I need an ICD-9 code for a recurrent leak from stapled end of the ileum. Postoperative open abdomen with stapled distal bowel status post extensive small bowel resection secondary to strangulated.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 09th of October, 2012 19:18:36 PM

I would recommend using 569.83 for this.

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