ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K11

Diseases of salivary glands

Diagnosis Code K11

ICD-10: K11
Short Description: Diseases of salivary glands
Long Description: Diseases of salivary glands
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K11

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of oral cavity and salivary glands (K00-K14)
      • Diseases of salivary glands (K11)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K11 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


    Information for Patients


    Salivary Gland Disorders

    Your salivary glands are in your mouth. You have three pairs of major salivary glands and hundreds of small (minor) glands. They make saliva (spit) and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.

    Problems with salivary glands can cause them to become irritated and swollen. You may have symptoms such as

    • A bad taste in your mouth
    • Difficulty opening your mouth
    • Dry mouth
    • Pain in your face or mouth
    • Swelling of your face or neck

    Causes of salivary gland problems include infections, obstruction, or cancer. Problems can also be due to other disorders, such as mumps or Sjogren's syndrome.

    • Drooling (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Salivary duct stones (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Salivary gland infections (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Salivary gland tumors (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Sialogram (Medical Encyclopedia)


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