ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K91.3

Postprocedural intestinal obstruction

Diagnosis Code K91.3

ICD-10: K91.3
Short Description: Postprocedural intestinal obstruction
Long Description: Postprocedural intestinal obstruction
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K91.3

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of the digestive system (K90-K95)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of dgstv sys, NEC (K91)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K91.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Afferent loop syndrome
  • Anastomotic stricture of large intestine
  • Anastomotic stricture of small intestine
  • Chronic partial afferent loop obstruction
  • Duodenal anastomotic stricture
  • Efferent loop syndrome
  • Gastroduodenal disorder
  • Gastrointestinal anastomotic stricture
  • Gastrointestinal anastomotic stricture
  • Gastrointestinal anastomotic stricture
  • Gastrointestinal complication
  • Intestinal obstruction due to a procedure
  • Partial obstruction of small bowel
  • Postgastric surgery syndrome
  • Postgastric surgery syndrome
  • Postoperative ileus
  • Postoperative intestinal obstruction
  • Postoperative mechanical intestinal obstruction
  • Stenosis of duodenum
  • Stricture of anastomosis of intestine
  • Stricture of duodenum

Information for Patients

After Surgery

Also called: Postoperative care, Recovery from surgery

After any operation, you'll have some side effects. There is usually some pain with surgery. There may also be swelling and soreness around the area that the surgeon cut. Your surgeon can tell you which side effects to expect.

There can also be complications. These are unplanned events linked to the operation. Some complications are infection, too much bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, or accidental injury. Some people have a greater risk of complications because of other medical conditions.

Your surgeon can tell you how you might feel and what you will be able to do - or not do - the first few days, weeks, or months after surgery. Some other questions to ask are

  • How long you will be in the hospital
  • What kind of supplies, equipment, and help you might need when you go home
  • When you can go back to work
  • When it is ok to start exercising again
  • Are they any other restrictions in your activities

Following your surgeon's advice can help you recover as soon as possible.

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research

  • Bland diet
  • Deep breathing after surgery
  • Diet - clear liquid
  • Diet - full liquid
  • Getting your home ready - after the hospital
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Post surgical pain treatment - adults
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Suprapubic catheter care
  • Surgical wound care -- closed
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urine drainage bags
  • Using an incentive spirometer

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Intestinal Obstruction

Also called: Bowel obstruction, Intestinal volvulus, Paralytic ileus

An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines.

Symptoms include

  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Loud bowel sounds
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Constipation

A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Intestinal obstruction repair
  • Intestinal or bowel obstruction - discharge
  • Intussusception - children
  • Small bowel resection

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