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    would i use 567.22 for intra-abdominal abscess? thanks.

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    Yes, in the ICD-9 index under 'Abscess, intra-abdominal' it indicates 567.22
    The tabular section supporst this with 'Peritoneal abscess' (peritoneal = pertainting to the peritoneum. Peritoneum = the serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity)

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    For multiple intra abdominal abscess I have 3 icd 9 codes I'm confused on.
    Can anyone please help and also explain enter the code is correct versus the others.Thanks

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