ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K81


Diagnosis Code K81

ICD-10: K81
Short Description: Cholecystitis
Long Description: Cholecystitis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K81

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
      • Cholecystitis (K81)

Information for Patients

Gallbladder Diseases

Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest food, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the common bile duct. The duct connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine.

Your gallbladder is most likely to give you trouble if something blocks the flow of bile through the bile ducts. That is usually a gallstone. Gallstones form when substances in bile harden. Rarely, you can also get cancer in your gallbladder.

Many gallbladder problems get better with removal of the gallbladder. Fortunately, you can live without a gallbladder. Bile has other ways of reaching your small intestine.

  • Acute cholecystitis
  • Bilirubin - urine
  • Chronic cholecystitis
  • Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic - discharge
  • Gallbladder removal - open

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