ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 564.7

Megacolon NEC

Diagnosis Code 564.7

ICD-9: 564.7
Short Description: Megacolon NEC
Long Description: Megacolon, other than Hirschsprung's
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 564.7

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of intestines and peritoneum (560-569)
      • 564 Functional digestive disorders, not elsewhere classified

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • K59.3 - Megacolon, not elsewhere classified

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 564.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Colonic Diseases

Also called: Large intestine diseases

Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
  • Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colon and rectum
  • Diverticulitis - inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
  • Irritable bowel syndrome - an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Angiodysplasia of the colon
  • Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • Intestinal ischemia and infarction
  • Large bowel resection
  • Large bowel resection - discharge
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Mesenteric angiography
  • Total abdominal colectomy
  • Total colectomy or proctocolectomy - discharge
  • Total proctocolectomy with ileostomy
  • Toxic megacolon
  • Virtual colonoscopy

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