ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 577.9

Pancreatic disease NOS

Diagnosis Code 577.9

ICD-9: 577.9
Short Description: Pancreatic disease NOS
Long Description: Unspecified disease of pancreas
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 577.9

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
      • 577 Diseases of pancreas

Information for Patients

Pancreatic Diseases

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. These include

  • Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas: This happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder in which thick, sticky mucus can also block tubes in your pancreas

The pancreas also plays a role in diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked them. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.

  • Abdominal tap
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Amylase - blood
  • Amylase - urine
  • Annular pancreas
  • ERCP
  • Insulinoma
  • Lipase test
  • Pancreas divisum
  • Pancreatic abscess
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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