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    Lehigh Valley

    Default Dx code for retroperitoneal air

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    Good morning,

    The patient has retroperitoneal air, confirmed by CT, following a colonoscopy, and this was diagnosis the doc gave for final diagnosis on discharge summary. What ICD 9 code would I use for this?


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    Apr 2007
    Fort Worth Texas


    the ladies in my office all agree that 787.3 or 787.99 would work.

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