ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K83.8

Other specified diseases of biliary tract

Diagnosis Code K83.8

ICD-10: K83.8
Short Description: Other specified diseases of biliary tract
Long Description: Other specified diseases of biliary tract
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K83.8

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 K83.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acute cholangiohepatitis
  • Adhesion of bile duct
  • Adhesions of biliary tree
  • Atrophy of bile duct
  • Atrophy of biliary tree
  • Benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis
  • Bile duct proliferation
  • Biliary sludge
  • Biliary tract dysplasia
  • Cholangiectasis
  • Cholangiohepatitis
  • Cholangiohepatitis
  • Chronic lymphocytic cholangitis-cholangiohepatitis
  • Cystic dilation of intrahepatic duct
  • Dysfunction of sphincter of Oddi
  • Dysplasia of extrahepatic bile ducts
  • Familial hypertrophy of sphincter of Oddi
  • Fibrosis of bile duct
  • Hemobilia
  • Hepatic duct dysplasia
  • Hypertrophy of bile duct
  • Hypertrophy of biliary tract
  • Mild biliary tract dysplasia
  • Moderate biliary tract dysplasia
  • Oriental cholangiohepatitis
  • Osler's syndrome
  • Severe biliary tract dysplasia
  • Ulcer of bile duct
  • Ulceration of biliary tree
  • Verbrycke's syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K83.8 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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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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