ICD-10-CM Code S36.1

Injury of liver and gallbladder and bile duct

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S36.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of injury of liver and gallbladder and bile duct. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S36.1
Short Description:Injury of liver and gallbladder and bile duct
Long Description:Injury of liver and gallbladder and bile duct

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • S36.11 - Injury of liver
  • S36.112 - Contusion of liver
  • S36.112A - Contusion of liver, initial encounter
  • S36.112D - Contusion of liver, subsequent encounter
  • S36.112S - Contusion of liver, sequela
  • S36.113 - Laceration of liver, unspecified degree
  • S36.113A - Laceration of liver, unspecified degree, initial encounter
  • S36.113D - Laceration of liver, unspecified degree, subsequent encounter
  • S36.113S - Laceration of liver, unspecified degree, sequela
  • S36.114 - Minor laceration of liver
  • S36.114A - Minor laceration of liver, initial encounter
  • S36.114D - Minor laceration of liver, subsequent encounter
  • S36.114S - Minor laceration of liver, sequela
  • S36.115 - Moderate laceration of liver
  • S36.115A - Moderate laceration of liver, initial encounter
  • S36.115D - Moderate laceration of liver, subsequent encounter
  • S36.115S - Moderate laceration of liver, sequela
  • S36.116 - Major laceration of liver
  • S36.116A - Major laceration of liver, initial encounter
  • S36.116D - Major laceration of liver, subsequent encounter
  • S36.116S - Major laceration of liver, sequela
  • S36.118 - Other injury of liver
  • S36.118A - Other injury of liver, initial encounter
  • S36.118D - Other injury of liver, subsequent encounter
  • S36.118S - Other injury of liver, sequela
  • S36.119 - Unspecified injury of liver
  • S36.119A - Unspecified injury of liver, initial encounter
  • S36.119D - Unspecified injury of liver, subsequent encounter
  • S36.119S - Unspecified injury of liver, sequela
  • S36.12 - Injury of gallbladder
  • S36.122 - Contusion of gallbladder
  • S36.122A - Contusion of gallbladder, initial encounter
  • S36.122D - Contusion of gallbladder, subsequent encounter
  • S36.122S - Contusion of gallbladder, sequela
  • S36.123 - Laceration of gallbladder
  • S36.123A - Laceration of gallbladder, initial encounter
  • S36.123D - Laceration of gallbladder, subsequent encounter
  • S36.123S - Laceration of gallbladder, sequela
  • S36.128 - Other injury of gallbladder
  • S36.128A - Other injury of gallbladder, initial encounter
  • S36.128D - Other injury of gallbladder, subsequent encounter
  • S36.128S - Other injury of gallbladder, sequela
  • S36.129 - Unspecified injury of gallbladder
  • S36.129A - Unspecified injury of gallbladder, initial encounter
  • S36.129D - Unspecified injury of gallbladder, subsequent encounter
  • S36.129S - Unspecified injury of gallbladder, sequela
  • S36.13 - Injury of bile duct
  • S36.13XA - Injury of bile duct, initial encounter
  • S36.13XD - Injury of bile duct, subsequent encounter
  • S36.13XS - Injury of bile duct, sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Injury of intra-abdominal organs (S36)

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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Gallbladder Diseases

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. Rarely, you can also get cancer in your gallbladder.

Many gallbladder problems get better with removal of the gallbladder. Fortunately, you can live without a gallbladder. Bile has other ways of reaching your small intestine.


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Liver Diseases

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.

There are many kinds of liver diseases:

  • Diseases caused by viruses, such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C
  • Diseases caused by drugs, poisons, or too much alcohol. Examples include fatty liver disease and cirrhosis.
  • Liver cancer
  • Inherited diseases, such as hemochromatosis and Wilson disease

Symptoms of liver disease can vary, but they often include swelling of the abdomen and legs, bruising easily, changes in the color of your stool and urine, and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Tests such as imaging tests and liver function tests can check for liver damage and help to diagnose liver diseases.


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