ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K55.1

Chronic vascular disorders of intestine

Diagnosis Code K55.1

ICD-10: K55.1
Short Description: Chronic vascular disorders of intestine
Long Description: Chronic vascular disorders of intestine
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K55.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Vascular disorders of intestine (K55)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K55.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 557.1 - Chr vasc insuff intest

  • Abdominal angina
  • Acute vascular insufficiency of intestine
  • Chronic colitis
  • Chronic gastrointestinal tract vascular insufficiency
  • Chronic inflammatory small bowel disease
  • Chronic ischemic colitis
  • Chronic ischemic enteritis
  • Chronic ischemic enterocolitis
  • Chronic vascular insufficiency
  • Chronic vascular insufficiency of intestine
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Ischemic enterocolitis
  • Ischemic stricture of intestine
  • Mesenteric artery stenosis
  • Mesenteric vascular insufficiency
  • Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K55.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Digestive Diseases

Also called: Gastrointestinal diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have

  • Blood in your stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Digestive diseases
  • EGD discharge
  • Fecal fat
  • Gastrointestinal fistula
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Stools - floating
  • Upper GI and small bowel series

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Vascular Diseases

The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called atherosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing bleeding inside the body.

You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older. Other factors that make vascular disease more likely include

  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing still
  • Any condition that affects the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Losing weight, eating healthy foods, being active and not smoking can help vascular disease. Other treatments include medicines and surgery.

  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Arterial embolism
  • Arteriogram
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care

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