ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K91.5

Postcholecystectomy syndrome

Diagnosis Code K91.5

ICD-10: K91.5
Short Description: Postcholecystectomy syndrome
Long Description: Postcholecystectomy syndrome
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K91.5

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 K91.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 576.0 - Postcholecystectomy synd

  • Cystic duct stump syndrome
  • Non-infective diarrhea
  • Postcholecystectomy diarrhea
  • Postcholecystectomy syndrome

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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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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