Diagnosis Code 537.2
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- K31.5 - Obstruction of duodenum (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 537.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Ileus (adynamic) (bowel) (colon) (inhibitory) (intestine) (neurogenic) (paralytic) 560.1
- arteriomesenteric duodenal 537.2
- duodenal, chronic 537.2
Information for Patients
Your small intestine is the longest part of your digestive system - about twenty feet long! It connects your stomach to your large intestine (or colon) and folds many times to fit inside your abdomen. Your small intestine does most of the digesting of the foods you eat. It has three areas called the duodenum, the ileum, and the jejunum.
Problems with the small intestine can include:
- Celiac disease
- Crohn's disease
- Intestinal cancer
- Intestinal obstruction
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Ulcers, such as peptic ulcer
Treatment of disorders of the small intestine depends on the cause.
- Culture - duodenal tissue
- Duodenal atresia
- EGD - esophagogastroduodenoscopy
- Meckel's diverticulectomy
- Meckel's diverticulum
- Necrotizing enterocolitis
- Short bowel syndrome
- Small bowel bacterial overgrowth
- Small bowel resection
- Small bowel resection - discharge
- Upper GI and small bowel series