ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 537.1

Gastric diverticulum

Diagnosis Code 537.1

ICD-9: 537.1
Short Description: Gastric diverticulum
Long Description: Gastric diverticulum
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 537.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (530-539)
      • 537 Other disorders of stomach and duodenum

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • K31.4 - Gastric diverticulum

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 537.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Diverticula, diverticulosis, diverticulum (acute) (multiple) (perforated) (ruptured) 562.10
      • cardia (stomach) 537.1
      • gastric 537.1
      • stomach (cardia) (juxtacardia) (juxtapyloric) (acquired) 537.1
        • congenital 750.7
    • Pouch
      • gastric 537.1

Information for Patients

Stomach Disorders

Also called: Gastric disorders

Your stomach is an organ between your esophagus and small intestine. It is where digestion of protein begins. The stomach has three tasks. It stores swallowed food. It mixes the food with stomach acids. Then it sends the mixture on to the small intestine.

Most people have a problem with their stomach at one time or another. Indigestion and heartburn are common problems. You can relieve some stomach problems with over-the-counter medicines and lifestyle changes, such as avoiding fatty foods or eating more slowly. Other problems like peptic ulcers or GERD require medical attention.

You should see a doctor if you have any of the following:

  • Blood when you have a bowel movement
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Ongoing vomiting or diarrhea

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bezoar
  • Dumping Syndrome - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroparesis
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Stomach acid test
  • Upper GI and small bowel series

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