ICD-10-CM Code for Other ascites R18.8

ICD-10 code R18.8 for Other ascites is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified .

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Other ascites
Ascites NOS
Peritoneal effusion (chronic)


Includes: fluid in peritoneal cavity

Excludes1: ascites in alcoholic cirrhosis (K70.31)
ascites in alcoholic hepatitis (K70.11)
ascites in toxic liver disease with chronic active hepatitis (K71.51)

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