ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K56.2


Diagnosis Code K56.2

ICD-10: K56.2
Short Description: Volvulus
Long Description: Volvulus
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K56.2

Valid for Submission
The code K56.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia (K56)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K56.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • 560.2 - Volvulus of intestine

  • Cecal volvulus
  • Entrapment of intestine in epiploic foramen
  • Entrapment of intestine in fracture
  • Entrapment of intestine in fracture
  • Entrapment of intestine in gastrosplenic ligament
  • Entrapment of intestine in pelvic fracture
  • Entrapment of intestine in spinal fracture
  • Ileo-sigmoid knotting
  • Intestinal volvulus
  • Malrotation of intestine with midgut volvulus
  • Obstruction of colon
  • Obstruction of colon
  • Omental torsion
  • Sigmoid volvulus
  • Strangulated omentum
  • Strangulation obstruction of intestine
  • Strangulation of colon
  • Strangulation of intestine
  • Torsion of colon
  • Torsion of intestine
  • Torsion of the root of the mesentery
  • Volvulus of colon
  • Volvulus of large intestine
  • Volvulus of the ileocecum
  • Volvulus of the small bowel

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K56.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Intestinal Obstruction

Also called: Bowel obstruction, Intestinal volvulus, Paralytic ileus

An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines.

Symptoms include

  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Loud bowel sounds
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Constipation

A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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