ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K83.3

Fistula of bile duct

Diagnosis Code K83.3

ICD-10: K83.3
Short Description: Fistula of bile duct
Long Description: Fistula of bile duct
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K83.3

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
      • Other diseases of biliary tract (K83)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K83.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 576.4 - Fistula of bile duct

  • Bile duct leakage
  • Bile duct leakage
  • Bile leakage after removal of T-tube
  • Biliary anastomotic leak
  • Bronchobiliary fistula
  • Choledochoduodenal fistula
  • Disorders of biliary tract anastomosis
  • Duodenal fistula
  • Fistula of bile duct
  • Leakage of bile
  • Leakage of bile
  • Leakage of bile
  • Leakage of bile
  • Leakage of bile from accessory bile duct
  • Leakage of bile from incision of common bile duct
  • Post-cholecystectomy bile leakage
  • Tracheobiliary fistula
  • Vascular-biliary fistula

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K83.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Bile Duct Diseases

Your liver makes a digestive juice called bile. Your gallbladder stores it between meals. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine. The bile helps break down fat. It also helps the liver get rid of toxins and wastes.

Different diseases can block the bile ducts and cause a problem with the flow of bile:

  • Gallstones, which can increase pressure in the gallbladder and cause a gallbladder attack. The pain usually lasts from one to several hours.
  • Cancer
  • Infections
  • Birth defects, such as biliary atresia. It is the most common reason for liver transplants in children in the United States.
  • Inflammation, which can cause scarring. Over time, this can lead to liver failure.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • ALP - blood test
  • Bile duct obstruction
  • Biliary atresia
  • Biliary stricture
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholestasis
  • ERCP
  • Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) blood test
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis

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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
  • Injury
  • Infection
  • 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.

  • Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal fistula

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