Diagnosis Code K80.21
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code K80.21 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)
- 444 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITH MCC
- 445 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITH CC
- 446 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITHOUT CC/MCC
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- 574.21 - Cholelithias NOS w obstr
- Acquired obstruction of pylorus
- Cholecystolithiasis with obstruction
- Gastric outlet obstruction due to gallstone
- Obstruction of gallbladder
Information for Patients
Also called: Cholelithiasis
Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest food, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the common bile duct. The duct connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine.
Your gallbladder is most likely to give you trouble if something blocks the flow of bile through the bile ducts. That is usually a gallstone. Gallstones form when substances in bile harden. Gallstone attacks usually happen after you eat. Signs of a gallstone attack may include nausea, vomiting, or pain in the abdomen, back, or just under the right arm.
Gallstones are most common among older adults, women, overweight people, Native Americans and Mexican Americans.
Gallstones are often found during imaging tests for other health conditions. If you do not have symptoms, you usually do not need treatment. The most common treatment is removal of the gallbladder. Fortunately, you can live without a gallbladder. Bile has other ways to reach your small intestine.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Choledocholithiasis (Medical Encyclopedia)
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- Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic (Medical Encyclopedia)
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- Gallbladder removal - open (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gallstones (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gallstones - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)