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Performance of operation (procedure) on patient not scheduled for surgery (E876.6)

ICD-9 code E876.6 for Performance of operation (procedure) on patient not scheduled for surgery 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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