ICD-10-CM Code K56.49

Other impaction of intestine

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

K56.49 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other impaction of intestine. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code K56.49 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like 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, etc

Short Description:Other impaction of intestine
Long Description:Other impaction of intestine

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 K56.49 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • 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

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code K56.49 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.


Convert K56.49 to ICD-9

  • 560.30 - Impaction intestine NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 560.39 - Impaction intestine NEC

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients

Intestinal Obstruction

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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