ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K56.69

Other intestinal obstruction

Diagnosis Code K56.69

ICD-10: K56.69
Short Description: Other intestinal obstruction
Long Description: Other intestinal obstruction
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K56.69

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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.
  • K56.690 - Other partial intestinal obstruction
  • K56.691 - Other complete intestinal obstruction
  • K56.699 - Other 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

  • Acute peptic ulcer with perforation
  • Acute peptic ulcer with perforation AND obstruction
  • Arteriomesenteric compression of duodenojejunal flexure
  • Bolus obstruction of intestine
  • Chronic gastric ulcer with obstruction
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer with obstruction
  • Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation but with obstruction
  • Closed-loop obstruction of intestinal tract
  • Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome
  • Dynamic ileus
  • Enterolith
  • Food bolus obstruction of intestine
  • Gastrointestinal stenosis
  • Intestinal luminal obstruction
  • Intestinal luminal obstruction
  • Intestinal luminal obstruction
  • Intestinal obstruction co-occurrent and due to decreased peristalsis
  • Mechanical ileus
  • Mural thickening of intestine causing obstruction
  • Obstruction of colon
  • Obturation obstruction of intestine
  • Partial obstruction of small bowel
  • Post-radiation stricture of intestine
  • Pseudo-obstruction
  • Recurrent intestinal obstruction
  • Stenosis large intestine
  • Stenosis of colon
  • Stricture of colon
  • Stricture of ileum

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K56.69 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

  • Intestinal obstruction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal obstruction repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal or bowel obstruction - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intussusception - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Small bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)

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