ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K57.52

Dvtrcli of both small and lg int w/o perf or abscs w/o bleed

Diagnosis Code K57.52

ICD-10: K57.52
Short Description: Dvtrcli of both small and lg int w/o perf or abscs w/o bleed
Long Description: Diverticulitis of both small and large intestine without perforation or abscess without bleeding
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K57.52

Valid for Submission
The code K57.52 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Diverticular disease of intestine (K57)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K57.52 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 391 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 392 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 562.11 - Dvrtcli colon w/o hmrhg (Combination Flag)
  • 562.01 - Dvrtcli sml int w/o hmrg (Combination Flag)

Information for Patients


Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

Also called: Diverticular disease

Diverticula are small pouches that bulge outward through the colon, or large intestine. If you have these pouches, you have a condition called diverticulosis. It becomes more common as people age. About half of all people over age 60 have it. Doctors believe the main cause is a low-fiber diet.

Most people with diverticulosis don't have symptoms. Sometimes it causes mild cramps, bloating or constipation. Diverticulosis is often found through tests ordered for something else. For example, it is often found during a colonoscopy to screen for cancer. A high-fiber diet and mild pain reliever will often relieve symptoms.

If the pouches become inflamed or infected, you have a condition called diverticulitis. The most common symptom is abdominal pain, usually on the left side. You may also have fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping, and constipation. In serious cases, diverticulitis can lead to bleeding, tears, or blockages. Your doctor will do a physical exam and imaging tests to diagnose it. Treatment may include antibiotics, pain relievers, and a liquid diet. A serious case may require a hospital stay or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bland diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Colonoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diverticulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diverticulitis and diverticulosis - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diverticulosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Large bowel resection - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Low-fiber diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Virtual colonoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

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