ICD-10-CM Code K83.1

Obstruction of bile duct

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

K83.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of obstruction of bile duct. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code K83.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like ampulla of vater obstruction syndrome, anastomotic biliary stricture, biliary stricture, biliary stricture, biliary stricture, cholestasis, etc

Short Description:Obstruction of bile duct
Long Description:Obstruction of bile duct

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code K83.1:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Occlusion of bile duct without cholelithiasis
  • Stenosis of bile duct without cholelithiasis
  • Stricture of bile duct without cholelithiasis

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • congenital obstruction of bile duct Q44.3
  • obstruction of bile duct with cholelithiasis K80

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 K83.1 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:

  • Ampulla of Vater obstruction syndrome
  • Anastomotic biliary stricture
  • Biliary stricture
  • Biliary stricture
  • Biliary stricture
  • Cholestasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Cholestasis in newborn
  • Cholestasis of pregnancy
  • Cholestasis of pregnancy complicating childbirth
  • Cholestasis with pigmentary retinopathy and cleft palate syndrome
  • Cholestasis-edema syndrome, Norwegian type
  • Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia
  • Courvoisier-Terrier syndrome
  • Disorders of biliary tract anastomosis
  • Drug-induced intrahepatic cholestasis
  • Extrahepatic cholestasis
  • Extrahepatic obstructive biliary disease
  • GRACILE syndrome
  • Intrahepatic cholestasis
  • Liver disorder in pregnancy
  • Mirizzi's syndrome
  • Neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis due to citrin deficiency
  • Obstruction of bile duct
  • Obstruction of biliary tree
  • Obstruction of common bile duct
  • Obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
  • Occlusion of bile duct
  • Postoperative biliary stricture
  • Progressive intrahepatic cholestasis
  • Retinal pigment deposits
  • Stasis of bile duct
  • Stenosis of bile duct
  • Stenosis of stoma
  • Stricture of bile duct
  • Stricture of bile duct
  • Stricture of bile duct
  • Stricture of biliary-enteric anastomosis
  • Stricture of hepatic duct
  • Stricture of hepaticojejunal anastomosis
  • Vanishing bile duct syndrome

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code K83.1 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 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert K83.1 to ICD-9

  • 576.2 - Obstruction of bile duct

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
      • Other diseases of biliary tract (K83)

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

Bile Duct Diseases

Your liver makes a digestive juice called bile. Your gallbladder stores it between meals. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine. The bile helps break down fat. It also helps the liver get rid of toxins and wastes.

Different diseases can block the bile ducts and cause a problem with the flow of bile:

  • Gallstones, which can increase pressure in the gallbladder and cause a gallbladder attack. The pain usually lasts from one to several hours.
  • Cancer
  • Infections
  • Birth defects, such as biliary atresia. It is the most common reason for liver transplants in children in the United States.
  • Inflammation, which can cause scarring. Over time, this can lead to liver failure.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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