ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 575.5

Fistula of gallbladder

Diagnosis Code 575.5

ICD-9: 575.5
Short Description: Fistula of gallbladder
Long Description: Fistula of gallbladder
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 575.5

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
      • 575 Other disorders of gallbladder

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • K82.3 - Fistula of gallbladder

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


A fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts inside of the body. Fistulas may develop between different organs, such as between the esophagus and the windpipe or the bowel and the vagina. They can also develop between two blood vessels, such as between an artery and a vein or between two arteries.

Some people are born with a fistula. Other common causes of fistulas include

  • Complications from surgery
  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

Treatment depends on the cause of the fistula, where it is, and how bad it is. Some fistulas will close on their own. In some cases, you may need antibiotics and/or surgery.

  • Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal fistula

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Gallbladder Diseases

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. Rarely, you can also get cancer in your gallbladder.

Many gallbladder problems get better with removal of the gallbladder. Fortunately, you can live without a gallbladder. Bile has other ways of reaching your small intestine.

  • Acute cholecystitis
  • Bilirubin - urine
  • Chronic cholecystitis
  • Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic - discharge
  • Gallbladder removal - open
  • Gallbladder removal - open - discharge

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