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Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during unspecified procedure (E874.9)

ICD-9 code E874.9 for Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during unspecified procedure is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -MISADVENTURES TO PATIENTS DURING SURGICAL AND MEDICAL CARE (E870-E876).

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Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during unspecified procedure

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