ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z93.3

Colostomy status

Diagnosis Code Z93.3

ICD-10: Z93.3
Short Description: Colostomy status
Long Description: Colostomy status
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z93.3

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Artificial opening status (Z93)

Information for Patients


An ostomy is surgery to create an opening (stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. It treats certain diseases of the digestive or urinary systems. It can be permanent, when an organ must be removed. It can be temporary, when the organ needs time to heal. The organ could be the small intestine, colon, rectum, or bladder. With an ostomy, there must be a new way for wastes to leave the body.

There are many different types of ostomy. Some examples are

  • Ileostomy - the bottom of the small intestine (ileum) is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the colon, rectum and anus.
  • Colostomy - the colon is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the rectum and the anus.
  • Urostomy - the tubes that carry urine to the bladder are attached to the stoma. This bypasses the bladder.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Changing your ostomy pouch
  • Colostomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Ileostomy - caring for your stoma
  • Ileostomy - changing your pouch
  • Ileostomy - discharge
  • Ileostomy and your diet
  • Urostomy - stoma and skin care

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