ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K56.60

Unspecified intestinal obstruction

Diagnosis Code K56.60

ICD-10: K56.60
Short Description: Unspecified intestinal obstruction
Long Description: Unspecified intestinal obstruction
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K56.60

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Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • K56.600 - Partial intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause
  • K56.601 - Complete intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause
  • K56.609 - Unsp intestnl obst, unsp as to partial versus complete obst

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia (K56)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Acute gastric ulcer with hemorrhage
  • Acute gastric ulcer with hemorrhage AND obstruction
  • Acute gastric ulcer with hemorrhage AND perforation
  • Acute gastric ulcer with hemorrhage, with perforation AND with obstruction
  • Acute gastric ulcer with obstruction
  • Acute gastric ulcer with obstruction
  • Acute gastric ulcer with perforation
  • Acute gastric ulcer with perforation
  • Acute gastric ulcer with perforation AND obstruction
  • Acute gastric ulcer with perforation AND obstruction
  • Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage
  • Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage
  • Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage AND obstruction
  • Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage AND perforation
  • Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage, with perforation AND with obstruction
  • Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with obstruction
  • Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with perforation
  • Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with perforation
  • Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with perforation AND obstruction
  • Acute gastrojejunal ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation
  • Acute gastrojejunal ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation but with obstruction
  • Acute intestinal obstruction
  • Acute peptic ulcer with hemorrhage
  • Acute peptic ulcer with hemorrhage
  • Acute peptic ulcer with hemorrhage AND obstruction
  • Acute peptic ulcer with hemorrhage AND obstruction
  • Acute peptic ulcer with hemorrhage and perforation
  • Acute peptic ulcer with hemorrhage, with perforation AND with obstruction
  • Acute peptic ulcer with perforation
  • Acute peptic ulcer with perforation AND obstruction
  • Acute peptic ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation but with obstruction
  • Chronic gastric ulcer with hemorrhage AND with obstruction
  • Chronic gastric ulcer with hemorrhage AND with perforation
  • Chronic gastric ulcer with obstruction
  • Chronic gastric ulcer with obstruction
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage AND obstruction
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage AND perforation
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage, with perforation AND with obstruction
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer with obstruction
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer with obstruction
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer with perforation
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer with perforation
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer with perforation AND with obstruction
  • Chronic peptic ulcer with hemorrhage
  • Chronic peptic ulcer with hemorrhage
  • Chronic peptic ulcer with hemorrhage AND obstruction
  • Chronic peptic ulcer with hemorrhage AND perforation
  • Chronic peptic ulcer with hemorrhage, with perforation AND with obstruction
  • Chronic peptic ulcer with obstruction
  • Chronic peptic ulcer with obstruction
  • Chronic peptic ulcer with perforation
  • Chronic peptic ulcer with perforation AND obstruction
  • Diaphragmatic hernia with gangrene
  • Diaphragmatic hernia with gangrene
  • Diaphragmatic hernia with gangrene AND obstruction
  • Extrinsic intestinal obstruction
  • Gangrenous hiatal hernia
  • Gastric necrosis
  • Gastric ulcer with hemorrhage AND obstruction
  • Gastric ulcer with hemorrhage AND perforation
  • Gastric ulcer with hemorrhage AND perforation
  • Gastric ulcer with hemorrhage, with perforation AND with obstruction
  • Gastric ulcer with hemorrhage, with perforation AND with obstruction
  • Gastric ulcer with perforation AND obstruction
  • Gastric ulcer with perforation AND obstruction
  • Gastric ulcer with perforation AND obstruction
  • Gastrointestinal obstruction
  • Gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage AND obstruction
  • Gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage AND perforation
  • Gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage AND perforation
  • Gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage AND perforation
  • Gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage, with perforation AND with obstruction
  • Gastrojejunal ulcer with perforation AND obstruction
  • Gastrojejunal ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation
  • Gastrojejunal ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation
  • Gastrojejunal ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation but with obstruction
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Hiatal hernia with gangrene AND obstruction
  • Hiatus hernia with gangrene
  • Intestinal luminal obstruction
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Large bowel obstruction
  • Obstruction of colon
  • Peptic ulcer with hemorrhage AND obstruction
  • Peptic ulcer with hemorrhage AND obstruction
  • Peptic ulcer with hemorrhage AND obstruction
  • Peptic ulcer with hemorrhage, with perforation AND with obstruction
  • Peptic ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation
  • Peptic ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation but with obstruction
  • Small bowel obstruction
  • Stenosis of intestine
  • Stricture of intestine
  • Subacute intestinal obstruction

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K56.60 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Intestinal Obstruction

Also called: Bowel obstruction, Intestinal volvulus, Paralytic ileus

An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines.

Symptoms include

  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Loud bowel sounds
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Constipation

A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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