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    Cool "E" code for surgical wound seperation?

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    Patient had surgery and the surgical wound came open. Patient is not sure how or when the wound was seperated again. Since the ICD9 code for it is 998.32, is there an "E" code for a surgical would seperating?

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    E878.8 at least it will point you in the right direction.

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