ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K57.40

Dvtrcli of both small and lg int w perf and abscs w/o bleed

Diagnosis Code K57.40

ICD-10: K57.40
Short Description: Dvtrcli of both small and lg int w perf and abscs w/o bleed
Long Description: Diverticulitis of both small and large intestine with perforation and abscess without bleeding
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K57.40

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Diverticular disease of intestine (K57)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K57.40 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Diverticular disease of both small and large intestine with perforation and abscess
  • Perforation of large and small intestine due to diverticulitis
  • Perforation of small intestine due to diverticulitis

Information for Patients


An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

  • Abscess
  • Abscess scan - radioactive
  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Bartholin cyst or abscess
  • Brain abscess
  • Epidural abscess
  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Pancreatic abscess
  • Perirenal abscess
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Pilonidal cyst resection
  • Pyogenic liver abscess
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Skin abscess
  • Subareolar abscess
  • Tooth abscess

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Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

Also called: Diverticular disease

Diverticula are small pouches that bulge outward through the colon, or large intestine. If you have these pouches, you have a condition called diverticulosis. It becomes more common as people age. About half of all people over age 60 have it. Doctors believe the main cause is a low-fiber diet.

Most people with diverticulosis don't have symptoms. Sometimes it causes mild cramps, bloating or constipation. Diverticulosis is often found through tests ordered for something else. For example, it is often found during a colonoscopy to screen for cancer. A high-fiber diet and mild pain reliever will often relieve symptoms.

If the pouches become inflamed or infected, you have a condition called diverticulitis. The most common symptom is abdominal pain, usually on the left side. You may also have fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping, and constipation. In serious cases, diverticulitis can lead to bleeding, tears, or blockages. Your doctor will do a physical exam and imaging tests to diagnose it. Treatment may include antibiotics, pain relievers, and a liquid diet. A serious case may require a hospital stay or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bland diet
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis and diverticulosis - discharge
  • Diverticulosis
  • Large bowel resection - discharge
  • Low-fiber diet
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Virtual colonoscopy

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