Diagnosis Code K81.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code K81.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)
- 444 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITH MCC
- 445 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITH CC
- 446 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITHOUT CC/MCC
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 575.10 - Cholecystitis NOS
- Cholecystitis without calculus
- Hyperplastic cholecystitis
- Intermittent fever
- Intermittent hepatic fever
- Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis
Information for Patients
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.
- Acute cholecystitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bilirubin - urine (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Chronic cholecystitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gallbladder removal - open (Medical Encyclopedia)