ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 574.20

Cholelithiasis NOS

Diagnosis Code 574.20

ICD-9: 574.20
Short Description: Cholelithiasis NOS
Long Description: Calculus of gallbladder without mention of cholecystitis, without mention of obstruction
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 574.20

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
      • 574 Cholelithiasis

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Calculus in biliary tract
  • Calculus in biliary tract in mother complicating pregnancy
  • Calculus of bile duct with cholangitis
  • Calculus of cystic duct
  • Calculus of cystic duct without obstruction
  • Calculus of cystic stump
  • Cholelithiasis without obstruction
  • Gallbladder calculus
  • Gallbladder calculus in mother complicating childbirth
  • On examination - gallstone
  • On examination - pigment gallstone
  • Recurrent biliary colic

Information for Patients


Also called: Cholelithiasis

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. Gallstone attacks usually happen after you eat. Signs of a gallstone attack may include nausea, vomiting, or pain in the abdomen, back, or just under the right arm.

Gallstones are most common among older adults, women, overweight people, Native Americans and Mexican Americans.

Gallstones are often found during imaging tests for other health conditions. If you do not have symptoms, you usually do not need treatment. The most common treatment is removal of the gallbladder. Fortunately, you can live without a gallbladder. Bile has other ways to reach your small intestine.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Choledocholithiasis
  • ERCP
  • Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic - discharge
  • Gallbladder removal - open
  • Gallbladder removal - open - discharge
  • Gallstones - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Gallstones
  • Gallstones - discharge

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