ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K11.4

Fistula of salivary gland

Diagnosis Code K11.4

ICD-10: K11.4
Short Description: Fistula of salivary gland
Long Description: Fistula of salivary gland
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K11.4

Valid for Submission
The code K11.4 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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 Patients


Fistulas

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts inside of the body. Fistulas may develop between different organs, such as between the esophagus and the windpipe or the bowel and the vagina. They can also develop between two blood vessels, such as between an artery and a vein or between two arteries.

Some people are born with a fistula. Other common causes of fistulas include

  • Complications from surgery
  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

Treatment depends on the cause of the fistula, where it is, and how bad it is. Some fistulas will close on their own. In some cases, you may need antibiotics and/or surgery.

  • Fistula (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gastrointestinal fistula (Medical Encyclopedia)


[Read More]

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)


[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code K11.3
Next Code
K11.5 Next Code