ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 596.2

Vesical fistula NEC

Diagnosis Code 596.2

ICD-9: 596.2
Short Description: Vesical fistula NEC
Long Description: Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 596.2

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
    • Other diseases of urinary system (590-599)
      • 596 Other disorders of bladder

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • N32.2 - Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified

  • Bladder fistula
  • Urethrovesical fistula
  • Vesicocutaneous fistula
  • Vesicoperineal fistula

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 596.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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