Attention to surgical dressings and sutures (V58.3)
ICD-9 code V58.3 for Attention to surgical dressings and sutures is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -PERSONS ENCOUNTERING HEALTH SERVICES FOR SPECIFIC PROCEDURES AND AFTERCARE (V50-V59).
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