ICD-10 Code K56.49

Other impaction of intestine

Diagnosis Code K56.49

ICD-10: K56.49
Short Description: Other impaction of intestine
Long Description: Other impaction of intestine
Version 2019 of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K56.49

Valid for Submission
The code K56.49 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)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K56.49 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 388 - G.I. OBSTRUCTION WITH MCC
  • 389 - G.I. OBSTRUCTION WITH CC
  • 390 - G.I. OBSTRUCTION WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 560.30 - Impaction intestine NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 560.39 - Impaction intestine NEC

Synonyms
  • Calculus of bowel segments after urinary diversion
  • Complication of internal anastomosis
  • Complication of internal anastomosis AND/OR bypass of urinary tract including that involving intestinal tract
  • Concretion of intestine
  • Impaction of cecum
  • Impaction of colon
  • Impaction of intestine
  • Impaction of intestine
  • Impaction of large intestine
  • Impaction of large intestine caused by foreign body
  • Obstructive ileus of small intestine with impaction
  • Typhlolithiasis

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K56.49 in the Index to 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

  • Intestinal obstruction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal obstruction repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal or bowel obstruction - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intussusception - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Small bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

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