ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 998.59

Other postop infection

Diagnosis Code 998.59

ICD-9: 998.59
Short Description: Other postop infection
Long Description: Other postoperative infection
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 998.59

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (996-999)
      • 998 Other complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Deep incisional surgical site infection
  • Granuloma of surgical wound
  • Infected percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy site
  • Infection associated with artificial insemination
  • Infection of gastrostomy site
  • Infection of skin donor site
  • Infection of tendon repair
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection of postoperative wound
  • Organ-space surgical site infection
  • Postoperative abdominal wall wound abscess
  • Postoperative infection
  • Postoperative infection of thyroidectomy wound
  • Postoperative intra-abdominal abscess
  • Postoperative sepsis
  • Postoperative stitch abscess
  • Postoperative subphrenic abscess
  • Postoperative wound abscess
  • Postoperative wound infection
  • Postoperative wound infection-deep
  • Postoperative wound infection-superficial
  • Postoperative wound sinus
  • Postprocedural intra-abdominal sepsis
  • Stitch abscess
  • Stitch abscess of cornea
  • Stitch infection
  • Superficial incisional surgical site infection
  • Surgical site infection
  • Surgical wound necrosis
  • Suture granuloma
  • Wound abscess

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 998.59 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

After Surgery

Also called: Postoperative care, Recovery from surgery

After any operation, you'll have some side effects. There is usually some pain with surgery. There may also be swelling and soreness around the area that the surgeon cut. Your surgeon can tell you which side effects to expect.

There can also be complications. These are unplanned events linked to the operation. Some complications are infection, too much bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, or accidental injury. Some people have a greater risk of complications because of other medical conditions.

Your surgeon can tell you how you might feel and what you will be able to do - or not do - the first few days, weeks, or months after surgery. Some other questions to ask are

  • How long you will be in the hospital
  • What kind of supplies, equipment, and help you might need when you go home
  • When you can go back to work
  • When it is ok to start exercising again
  • Are they any other restrictions in your activities

Following your surgeon's advice can help you recover as soon as possible.

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research

  • Bland diet
  • Deep breathing after surgery
  • Diet - clear liquid
  • Diet - full liquid
  • Getting your home ready - after the hospital
  • Hemorrhoid removal -- discharge
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Post surgical pain treatment - adults
  • Preparing for surgery when you have diabetes
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Sternal exploration or closure
  • Suprapubic catheter care
  • Surgical wound care -- closed
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment
  • The day of surgery for your child
  • The day of your surgery - adult
  • Tracheostomy tube - eating
  • Tracheostomy tube - speaking
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urine drainage bags
  • Using an incentive spirometer

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