Valid for Submission
K35.32 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute appendicitis with perforation and localized peritonitis, without abscess. The code K35.32 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code K35.32 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like purulent enteritis, rupture of appendix, ruptured suppurative appendicitis or suppurative appendicitis.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code K35.32:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- (Acute) appendicitis with perforation NOS
- Perforated appendix NOS
- Ruptured appendix (with localized peritonitis) NOS
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code K35.32 are found in the index:
- - Appendicitis (pneumococcal) (retrocecal) - K37
- - with
- - acute (catarrhal) (fulminating) (gangrenous) (obstructive) (retrocecal) (suppurative) - K35.80
- - ruptured NOS (with localized peritonitis) - K35.32
- - Perforation, perforated (nontraumatic) (of)
- - Peritonitis (adhesive) (bacterial) (fibrinous) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (localized) (perforative) (primary) (with adhesions) (with effusion) - K65.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Purulent enteritis
- Rupture of appendix
- Ruptured suppurative appendicitis
- Suppurative appendicitis
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
K3532 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Information for Patients
The appendix is a small, tube-like organ attached to the first part of the large intestine. It is located in the lower right part of the abdomen. It has no known function. A blockage inside of the appendix causes appendicitis. The blockage leads to increased pressure, problems with blood flow, and inflammation. If the blockage is not treated, the appendix can burst and spread infection into the abdomen. This causes a condition called peritonitis.
The main symptom is pain in the abdomen, often on the right side. It is usually sudden and gets worse over time. Other symptoms may include
- Swelling in the abdomen
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Inability to pass gas
- Low fever
Not everyone with appendicitis has all these symptoms.
Appendicitis is a medical emergency. Treatment almost always involves removing the appendix. Anyone can get appendicitis, but it is more common among people 10 to 30 years old.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Appendectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Appendicitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
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Your peritoneum is the tissue that lines your abdominal wall and covers most of the organs in your abdomen. A liquid, peritoneal fluid, lubricates the surface of this tissue.
Disorders of the peritoneum are not common. They include
- Peritonitis - an inflammation of the peritoneum
- Complications from peritoneal dialysis
Your doctor may use imaging tests or lab tests to analyze the peritoneal fluid to diagnose the problem. Treatment of peritoneal disorders depends on the cause.
- Peritonitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Peritonitis - secondary (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Peritonitis - spontaneous bacterial (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Retroperitoneal inflammation (Medical Encyclopedia)
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