Diagnosis Code K38.3
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code K38.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 393
- OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC 394
- OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 395
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 543.9 - Diseases of appendix NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Fistula of appendix
Information for Patients
Also called: Large intestine diseases
Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include
- Colorectal cancer
- Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
- Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colon and rectum
- Diverticulitis - inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
- Irritable bowel syndrome - an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms
Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Angiodysplasia of the colon
- Hirschsprung disease
- Intestinal ischemia and infarction
- Large bowel resection
- Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
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
- 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.
- Gastrointestinal fistula