Table 1

Description of Procedure (ICD-9-CM) Codes Used to Identify Adhesiolysis-Related Surgical Procedures

ICD-9-CM Procedure Code

Brief Description


Nongynecologic

54.5

Lysis of peritoneal adhesions

54.51

Laparoscopic lysis of peritoneal adhesions

54.59

Other lysis of peritoneal adhesions

56.81

Lysis of intraluminal adhesions of ureter

57.12

Lysis of intraluminal adhesions with incision into bladder

57.41

Transurethral lysis of intraluminal adhesions

58.5

Release of urethral structure

59.01

Ureterolysis with freeing or repositioning of ureter for retroperitoneal fibrosis

59.02

Other lysis of perirenal or periureteral adhesions

59.03

Laparoscopic lysis of perirenal or periureteral adhesions

59.11

Other lysis of perivesical adhesions

59.12

Laparoscopic lysis of perivesical adhesions

68.21

Division of endometrial synechiae

Gynecologic

65.8

Lysis of adhesions of ovary and fallopian tube

65.81

Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions of ovary and fallopian tube

65.89

Other lysis of adhesions of ovary and fallopian tube

70.13

Lysis of intraluminal adhesions of vagina

71.01

Lysis of vulvar adhesions


ICD-9-CM = International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification.

Sikirica et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:13   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-13

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