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 2017 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 make saliva - sometimes called 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 the glands to become irritated and swollen. This causes symptoms such as

    • Bad taste in the mouth
    • Difficulty opening your mouth
    • Dry mouth
    • Pain in the face or mouth
    • Swelling of the 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
    • Salivary duct stones
    • Salivary gland infections
    • Salivary gland tumors
    • Sialogram

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