ICD-10-CM Code P78.0

Perinatal intestinal perforation

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P78.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of perinatal intestinal perforation. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P78.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like delayed perforation of colon, fecal peritonitis, fetal intrauterine intestinal perforation due to in utero intraluminal obstruction, fetal intrauterine intestinal perforation due to in utero volvulus, fetal intrauterine intestinal perforation with congenital atresia of intestinal tract, fetal intrauterine intestinal perforation with congenital stenosis of intestinal tract, etc

ICD-10:P78.0
Short Description:Perinatal intestinal perforation
Long Description:Perinatal intestinal perforation

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 P78.0:

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.
  • Meconium peritonitis

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 P78.0 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Delayed perforation of colon
  • Fecal peritonitis
  • Fetal intrauterine intestinal perforation due to in utero intraluminal obstruction
  • Fetal intrauterine intestinal perforation due to in utero volvulus
  • Fetal intrauterine intestinal perforation with congenital atresia of intestinal tract
  • Fetal intrauterine intestinal perforation with congenital stenosis of intestinal tract
  • Fetal intrauterine perforation of intestine
  • Fetal intrauterine perforation of intestine
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Inflammatory perforation of small intestine
  • Meconium ileus
  • Meconium peritonitis
  • Neonatal intestinal perforation co-occurrent and due to intestinal atresia
  • Neonatal intestinal perforation due to in utero intestinal volvulus
  • Neonatal intestinal perforation with congenital intestinal stenosis
  • Neonatal intestinal perforation with in utero intraluminal obstruction
  • Neonatal isolated ileal perforation
  • Neonatal perforation of intestine caused by drug
  • Neonatal peritonitis
  • Nontraumatic perforation of large intestine
  • Nontraumatic perforation of small intestine
  • Perforated ulcer of intestine
  • Perforation of colon
  • Perforation of ileum
  • Perforation of ileum
  • Perforation of intestine
  • Perforation of intestine co-occurrent and due to meconium ileus
  • Perforation of jejunum
  • Perforation of sigmoid colon
  • Perforation of small intestine
  • Perinatal intestinal obstruction
  • Perinatal intestinal perforation
  • Rupture of colon
  • Rupture of ileum
  • Rupture of intestine
  • Rupture of jejunum
  • Rupture of rectum
  • Rupture of small intestine

Convert P78.0 to ICD-9

  • 777.6 - Perinatal intest perfor

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Digestive system disorders of newborn (P76-P78)
      • Other perinatal digestive system disorders (P78)

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


Colonic Diseases

Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
  • Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colon and rectum
  • Diverticulitis - inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
  • Irritable bowel syndrome - an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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