How do you code septic thrombophlebitis?

How do you code septic thrombophlebitis?


What is the ICD 10 code for septic thrombophlebitis?

Puerperal septic thrombophlebitis O86. 81 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

How is septic pelvic thrombophlebitis diagnosed?

The best way to surely diagnose SPT is by using a contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan. Imaging tools such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used to visually confirm presence of a thrombosed vessel.

What is pelvic thrombosis?

Pelvic vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot occurs that obstructs the blood flow in one of your pelvic veins. Blood clots in the pelvic veins can be very serious because they not only have the potential to cause localized problems, they may also break loose and travel to the lungs.

What is septic thrombosis?

Suppurative (septic) thrombophlebitis describes thrombosis in a vein that occurs in the setting of inflammation and infection. This condition is characterized by the presence of a thrombus that is associated with inflammation and pus formation (suppuration) both in the venous wall and surrounding the vessel.

What is a pelvic abscess?

PIP: A pelvic abscess is the end stage in the progression of a genital tract infection and is frequently preventable. The abscess may fill the pelvis and occasionally the lower abdomen, and is usually posterior to the uterus and bound by the sigmoid colon, loops of small bowel, cul-de-sac, and sidewalls of the pelvis.

What is the most common source of septic emboli?

Along with heart valve infection, common causes of septic emboli include:

  • infected deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • endocarditis.
  • infected intravenous (IV) line.
  • implanted devices or catheters.
  • skin or soft-tissue infection.
  • perivascular infection.
  • dental procedures.
  • periodontal disease.

What septic means?

Definition of septic 1 : of, relating to, or causing putrefaction. 2 : relating to, involving, caused by, or affected with sepsis septic patients. 3 : used for sewage treatment and disposal a septic system also : of or relating to a septic system septic effluents.


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