AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Appendicitis with Perforation and Gangrene
An 11-year-old patient is admitted with abdominal pain and vomiting due to acute appendicitis. During laparoscopic appendectomy, purulent fluid was found in the pelvis and the appendix appeared gangrenous with an area of necrosis and perforation. What is the diagnosis code assignment for appendicitis with gangrenous perforation? ...
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