Diagnosis Code K82
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code K82 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- nonvisualization of gallbladder (R93.2)
- postcholecystectomy syndrome (K91.5)
Information for Patients
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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bilirubin - urine (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Chronic cholecystitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gallbladder removal - open (Medical Encyclopedia)