ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 576.2

Obstruction of bile duct

Diagnosis Code 576.2

ICD-9: 576.2
Short Description: Obstruction of bile duct
Long Description: Obstruction of bile duct
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 576.2

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
      • 576 Other disorders of biliary tract

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • K83.1 - Obstruction of bile duct

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 576.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Bile Duct Diseases

Your liver makes a substance called bile that helps with digestion. Your gallbladder stores it until you need it to digest fat. Then your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine.

Different diseases can block the bile ducts and cause a problem with the flow of bile. Gallstones are one of the most common causes of blocked bile ducts. Blocked bile ducts may also result from infection, cancer or internal scar tissue. Scarring can block the bile ducts, which can lead to liver failure.

A rare form of bile duct disease called biliary atresia occurs in infants. It is the most common reason for liver transplants in children in the United States.

  • 5'-nucleotidase
  • ALP - blood test
  • ALP isoenzyme test
  • Antimitochondrial antibody
  • Bile duct obstruction
  • Biliary atresia
  • Biliary stricture
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholestasis
  • ERCP
  • Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) blood test
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Sclerosing cholangitis

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