Diagnosis Code K83.5
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code K83.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 444 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITH MCC
- 445 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITH CC
- 446 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITHOUT CC/MCC
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
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- 576.8 - Dis of biliary tract NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Acquired cystic dilatation of common bile duct
- Cyst of bile duct
- Cyst of biliary tract
- Cyst of intrahepatic bile ducts
- Cystic dilatation of common bile duct
- Liver cyst
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.
- 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
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